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February 6, 1963 



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Your letter of February 1st has been received and it §^ <£ 
always encouraging to hear from individuals who are aware of the menace 
communism poses to our freedoms and who desire to combat this evil. 

While I would like to be of assistance to yon, the FBI being 
an investigative agency of the Federal Government neither makes evaluations 
nor draws conclusions as to the character or integrity of any organisation, 
individual or publication. In view of the foregoing, I am sure you will 
ufiflerstand why it is not possible for me to comment in the manner you 
hive indicated. 



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Enclosed is literature, some of which includes suggestions 






euall of us can use in fighting this evil conspiracy. Perhaps you will also 
r-wis£to refer to my books, "Masters of Deceit" and "A Study of Communism." 
Th^former was written with the hope mat it would help its readers gain an 
insijgjt into the true nature of communist activities. The latter is a 
& comprehensive study of the development and expansion of communism 
throughout the world. These books should be available at your local library. 




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Sincerely yours, 

X Edgar Hoover 

John Edgar Hoover 
Director 



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or this organization. The Church League of America and its General 
Chairman, Edgar C. Bundy, afce well known to the Bureau. 




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Our %*oman f s club, which is a Federated club, is 
studying communism. We are basing our studies on a 
manual entitled $A Manual for Survival", compiled and 
published by TheHbhurch League of America 11 of Wheat en, 
Illinois. *—-—-*.-..- _— ~~- ■.■■-■- . —-- N 

This paragraph starts chapter 6: 

"June 17, 1957 5 has come to be known as Red Monday by 
both lawyers and anti-Communists. Dorothy Healey Con- 
nolly, a leading California Communist rejoiced by announ- 
-cing" Thiols- the greatest victory the Communist. Party _ 5 
ever had.-" On that day Chief Justice Warren with Justices 
Frankfurter, Douglas, Black, Harlan, and Brennan handed down 
four decisions whicVin effect told the Communists "Go 
ahead boys, you have nothing to worry about*" David 
Lawrence, publisher of U.S. NEWS AM) WORLD REPORT and an 
eminent journalist called the Supreme Courtfs four 
decisions "Treason's Greatest Victory". 

The chapter weftt'.onnto tell of the cases tried in U.S. 
courts against Communists, in which they were found guil 
but when these same cases were brought to the Supreme 
Court the decisions were reversed and the Communists 
were set free. You can imagine that by now we are quite 
bewildered . 

Would you kindly give us your opinion of this manual we 
are studying? We would also appreciate your suggestions 
as to what source we should use for our study. ^ 



Thank you. 



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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

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subject: E^ARBUNDY 

You will recall that Bundy is the unscrupulous individual who runs 
the Church League of America in Wheaton, Illinois, and who made false charges 
concerning Assistant Director Sullivan regarding communists in the clergy. You 
will also recall that we ascertained that Bundy was selling pamphlets put out by 
the Director and printed by the Government Printing Office, such as "Expose of 
Soviet Espionage," at a profit. We had our Chicago Office contact him regarding 
this particular matter. 



This afternoon, 3/1 4/63, Bund v called SA 



in my office. Bundy 



is well known to both myself and[ |as we met him som e years a go in 

connection with American Legion work. Bun dy in his call to I I wanted to 



know if we had "scratched him off our list. " 
In answer to his question as to why, [ 



told him frankly that we had. 



]advised him he should know the reason. ° 



Bundy immedi ately brou ght up the Sullivan episode and wanted to go into detail 
concerning it. | | told him he did not care to r ehash the problem but our 

feelings had not changed toward him. Bundy assured r I that he was still 

pro-Bureau and defended it at every opportunity. ^ ^'& : ?-'? $ - ^'n 



Bundy advised that he is in town to speak tonight at Constitution Hall 
at a rally protesting the Russian clergymen who are tou ring the Un ited States. 
He stated also on th e program will be an individual, one | K ph). 

]will have a sensational s tory to tell to the effect 

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and wan ts to defect but is afraid of r eprisals on his family 

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has allegedly told 



Kremlin' s briefing prior to coming to this country, 
is going to air this whole story tonight. 



According to Bundy, 



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Thafe this memorandum be referred to the Domestic Intelligence 
Division for any possible action. Inspector Moore of that Division has already 
been telephonically notified of the above details. 

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date: April 9, 

1-Mr. Belmont 

1-Mr. Sullivan 

1-Mr. Mohr 

1-Mr. DeLoach 

1-Mr. D. E. Moore 

1-Mr. J. A. Siz 




Y Over the weekend, Admiral Mott called me fo^say that [/ aldng 

with Mr. Morris Leibman, he was participating in a television program 
Sunday night in Chicago. The purpose of the program was to emphasize 
the need for teaching about communism in our schools and Admiral Mott 
said that he was going to push very hard the Director f s book, A Study 
of Communism . In fact, he said he would have a copy with him from 
which to quote. 

I asked Admiral Mott who else would participate in the program 
and he said a veteran of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, whose name he 
did not have, and a man by the name of Edgar^Bund v. I asked Admiral 
Mott if he knew who Bundy was. He said he did not. I suggested that 
he find out from his naval sources. This he did and he called me back 
and was quite disturbed to learn about the nefarious activities of 
Bundy, stating that in the light of what he learned from the sources 
of the armed services, Bundy must be a real "nut." Us Admiral Mott 
is a most reliable person, I gave him a few basic facts concerning 
Bundy and his questionable operations. 

On returning from Chicago yesterday, Admiral Mott called me 
and said that this man Bundy was far more shifty and far more of a 
disreputable character than he had realized from the information that 
had been furnished him. Admiral Mott said it was a shame the way 
Bundy went overboard identifying himself with J. Edgar Hoover and the 
FBI at every opportunity. It was clear to Admiral Mott that this man 
left no stone unturned in order to exploit the FBI through identification! 
of himself with it and witkr all the views of the Director. I told 
Admiral Mott that this man has been pursuing this tactic for sometime 
I around the country. Admiral Mott said he received the impression 

I that this man, though; hav$zga disreputable character, is very clever 
and. shifty in speaking and is likely to fool a number of people, 



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I told Special Agent in Charge Johnson of our Chicago 
Office, if it was possible, to secure a tape of this television 
program* 



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I appreciate wry much your letter of 
April 30, 1963, concerning statements attacking me 
and other members of the Bureau. These charges, 
needless to say, are completely false. The kind oi 
attack typified by them cms only do great harm to the 
efforts of those who are countering the menace of 
communism with fact, objectivity, and reason. 



Thanh you for your interest in keeping 
me advised in this matter. 



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by Edg^j C.3%idy, Church League of Afrferica official and a professed 
anticonrauniT&f*who claimed that a fy&ve is on to use the American Bar 
AssociaEfcn (&BA) to attack anticpirfmunists under the guise of fighting 
commuiSSn. Buncos letter j^cks Admiral William C. Mott and 
Mr. Morris L Leibman oOlfe Standing Committee on Education against 
Communism of th e AB^/ ror statemgrts^£> gi?! work in the anticommunism 
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1290 AVENUE OF THE AMEHICAS 

ROCKEFELLEH CENTEH 

NEW YOBK 19, Jf . Y. 



April 30, 1963 




Dear Mr. Hoover: 



I have bean forwarded - on a confidential 
basis -a letter dated April 15, 1963, signed by Mr. 
JSdgar Crkundy, Executive Secretary of the Church League 
of America. 



In the letter he falls for coordinated 
conferences and he makes two points; one that the 
American Bar Association is being used to attack Anti- 
Communism, and secondly he quotes Mr. Leibman and 
Admiral Mott. Both of his quotations are wrong, neither 
made those statements. I have learned that Admiral 
Mott was in touch with Bill Sullivan and a tape was made 
prior to the TV presentation in Chicago, Bundy then 
takes out after the Bureau and flatly says that the 
Bureau personnel are being used to give a clean bill of 
health to organizations who have constantly supported 
left-wing causes. 

I intend to take Bundy on; first as to the 
references he made regarding the ABA Committee Against 
Coinmunism, and secondly about his remarks against the 
Bureau. I have talked to Bill Sullivan and he tells me 
that Bundy has been making wild charges against him 
which, of course, I don't believe. 





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Federal Bureau of Investigation 
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422 NORTH PROSPECT STREET • WHEATON. ILLINOI 

15 April 1963 



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Main Street B New Rechelle & New. ...Y_o.r,fc:.._. 



Dear Fellow Americans: 



This letter 
between Att 
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conservativ 
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steadily mounting and conce 
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clous attacks is contained 
AND THE SCHOOLS, which is 
ributlon, and is even being 
umber of liberal newspapers 
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errili Root and have actual 
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carried in serial 
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acked the Daughters 
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A drive is now on to use the American 
attack anti-communists under the guis 
This started with the dissolving of t 
Bar Association Committee on Communis 
and the supplanting of it with a comm 
Standing Committee on Education Again 
is controlled wholely by liberals, I 
ilega of appearing on a 3-hpur televi 
jShJLc-ago on Saturday evening, April 6, 



Bar Association to 

e of fighting communism. 
he excellent American 
t Strategy and Tactics 
ittee known as the 
st Communism, which 

had the dubious priv- 
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attacks are made and plots are made against anti-communists , that 
time is now* 

Therefore, we desire to hold such a top-level conference with only 
the above named individuals participating, as soon as possible, I 
would like to suggest one day in the first two weeks of May, 1963. 

I realize that many of you are very busy and that you probably 
have schedules which have been made in advance, but if you will 
be so kind as to let me know what dates from May 1 through May 15 
you could come to Chicago, then we could pick a date on which all ■ 
could come. Please list, in your order of preference, those dates 
which you have open during this period and let us know as fast as 
possible. 

We are making available the beautiful Board of Directors room of 
the new national headquarters cf the Church League of America which 
is iust 25 miles from the loop of Chicago, and easily accessible 
by both car and train. The commuters trains leave every few minutes 
from downtown Chicago. 

If you have other subjects which you be-lieve should be included on 
the agenda, in addition to those already mentioned above, please 
feel free to include them in your reply. 



We will appreciate a prompt reply, 



Most sincerely yours, 



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Edr;ar C. Bundy 
Executive Secretary 



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Mr. Callahan 

Mr. Casper 

Mr. Conrad 

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subject: EDGAR C. BUNDY 

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SYNOPSIS 




Former Assistant Director L. B. Nichols furnished us letter Bundy 
distributed recently attacking American Bar Association and containing critical, 
remarks about FBI. Nichols intends to take Bundy on to refute charges. 



Issue of interest to us because Bundy alleged that ABA members Admiral 
Mott and Morris Leibman appeared with Bundy on TV show recently and criticized v 
FBI. Bundy also alleged FBI per-sonne,lybeing used by Administration to attack ^ 

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We reviewed 78-page, .transcript of, TV show. Bundy lied outright. "^ 

Contrary to his claims, both MMt aiid ieibman' supported (1) the FBI, (2) the ^ 

Director's authoritative position on communism, (3) the view that communism is a i 
grave threat, (4) the need to teach people, particularly students, about its strategy ^ 
and tactics, and (5) use of the Director's book "A Study of Communism" for this x 
purpose. . r 

Bundy' s latest. tactics are consistent with his past activities. He consist^ I 
ently attempts to divide and destroy while ostensibly defending. He is a charlatan S 
who feeds like a parasite off of respectable people and organizations by skillfully £ 
creating the false impression that they sanction or indorse his activities. g 

Bundy' s false impressions through the years have led to (1) warning by u$ . 
[to cease and desist efforts to trade off our reputation, (2) warning by Air Force to § 
cease creating impression he is still an officer in active status having access to %\ 
[intelligence information, and. {3 ^ dismissal in 1957 from all posts by American 
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Re: EDGAR C. BUNDY 



f Bundy* s hypocrisy as ostensible defender of FBI is revealed by his basic 

enmity through the years, particularly by his efforts in past two years attacking 
Director and other Bureau officials for allegedly soft stand on communism in 
regard to communist efforts to infiltrate the churches. 

Bundy is clearly an evil force with a complex to destroy. For years, he 
has been engaged in an ostensibly patriotic crusade which actually constitutes a 
monstrous effort to destroy the members of his own profession— the clergy. The 
damage this man has done in the cities and townsthroughout our country by his self- 
serving activities -constitute a spike driven into the heart of this Nation. 

| Most disgusting of all is true nature of this pious hypocrite. He brags 

I about being an ordained minister. He poses as a paragon of virtue for youth. He 
/ parades as a patriot. 

The disgusting truth is that Bundy is a sexual pervert. He has been for 
years and is the worst kind in that he particularly favors satisfying his perverted 
desires with young boys. 

Bundy 1 s perverted sexual activities reportedly are well known to hundreds 
of ministers across the country. In fact, one minister maintains a comprehensive 
file containing information about Bundy 1 s homosexual activities and has advised that 
when confronted with evidence about this activity Bundy readily confessed but begged 
forgiveness. 

We must be continually alert to and on our guard against the activities 
of Bundy. This despicably evil and hate -consumed individual has demonstrated a 
burning desire to destroy anyone or anything that stands in his way. Today, he 
is seeking to undermine us indirectly. In the future, we can expect more direct 
land intensified attacks from him. 



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Predication 

By letter dated 4/30/63 former Assistant Director Louis B. Nichols 
forwarded to us a copy of a letter distributed recently by Edgar C. Bundy, 
Official of the Church League of America and a professed anticommunist who 
makes a living at it. 

Bundy 1 s letter was directed to a group noted for its anticommunist 
endeavors and called for a "co-ordinating confer ence n of these individuals. 
Bundy said the conference was needed to discuss a drive which allegedly is 
underway by the American Bar Association (ABA) to attack anticommunists under 
the guise of fighting communism. 

In NichoPs letter, which already has been acknowledged to thank 
him for bringing the matter to our attention, he indicated his intention of 
taking Bundy on so that his scurrilous charge against the ABA will not go 
unrefuted. 

The matter is of special interest to us because Bundy, in his letter, 
supports his allegation of an alleged drive against anticommunists by citing 
two major points. These are (1) his claim that Admiral William C. Mott and 
Mr. Morris I. Leibman of the ABNs Standing Committee on Education against 
Communism attempted to minimize the threat Of communism and deride the 
work of the FBI during a joint appearance on a teleyision panel discussion 
recently with Bundy, and (2) Bundy? s claim that he is in possession of "alarming 
information, "including "actual documents, " which prove that the present 
Administration is using certain FBI personnel to discredit and destroy "true 
patriots and intelligent anti- communist leaders. " 

Program Transcript Obtained 

It is dilficult at this point to assess the extent to which Bundy may 
succeed in attracting other "true patriots" to his cause through such ridiculous 
charges, but it is better not to underestimate this unmitigated and unprincipled 
disciple of hate. For that reason, we secured the 78- page transcript of the 
television program on which Mott, Leibman, and Bundy appeared and have 
carefully analyzed every word of it to be certain we are on solid ground in 
regard to his allegations and charges. 



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Bundy' s Divisive Tactic 

One thing that becomes obvious immediately upon looking oyer both 
the. transcript of the program and Bundy' s letter of charges is that he uses the 
classic tactic of "divide and conquer. " On the program, for example, the very 
first time he had occasion to speak, Bundy quoted from various portions of 
the Directors testimony at one time or another before Congressional 
Committees. He did this consistently throughout the program, and always in 
an effort to make it appear that there might be some contradiction between 
the Director's views and those of Admiral Mott and Leibman when actually 
there was none. Admiral Mott previously had called this to the attention of 
the Bureau, and it was the subject of my memorandum to you dated 4/9/63. 

Use of Outright Lie 

From the transcript, it is perfectly obvious that Bundy was striving 
to ride the Director's coattails. In addition, however, it is obvious now that 
he also was setting the stage for the current attack involving Mott and Leibman. 
By frequently intrpducing the FBI into the panel discussion, Bundy was laying 
the groundwork for future distortions such as that contained in the letter 
wherein he attacks Mott and Leibman with the charge that they made "ridiculous 
statements concerning the work of the FBI" on the television show. 

In support of this charge, for example, Bundy contends that Leibman 
had stated on the program that "J. Edgar Hoover concocted figures and used 
gimmicks in regard to the communist internal threat when he went before 
Congressional Committees to secure appropriations" for the FBI." 

This is an out-and-out lie, Leibman said no such thing, as the 
transcript shows. In fact, in speaking about the Director's appearance before 
the Appropriations Committee, Leibman cited the Director's authoritative 
knowledge of the danger of communist activities and declared that "I would 
take the position that if there were one communist that Hoover ought to have 
all the money he wants. " 

Distortion of Theme 

Bundy's lying proclivities are further illustrated in his letter by 
what he describes as the theme of the television program as stemming from 
the remarks of Mott and Leibman. He charges that their position was that 
only identified Communist Party members are a threat and that they are practically | 
nonexistent in the country, therefore, we should teach schoolchildren only about 
communist philosophy and history. 



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An analysis of the transcript shows a complete contradiction of this 
charge by Bundy. Mott and Leibman both emphasized throughout that communism 
represents a continuing and growing challenge to our way of life and to the peace 
and freedom of the whole world. They stressed most emphatically the need to 
educate our people, particularly students, about the enormity of the threat* 
Most important, they advocated a bare -knuckled, hard-hitting approach to the 
need for developing a broader understanding and knowledge of communist 
strategy and tactics rather than, as Bundy says, philosophy and history. They 
emphasized the value of the Director's- book, "A Study of Communism, " as a 
training aid in developing the knowledge needed. 

Attacks on "Amateurs" 



Bundy* s complete and total disregard for the truth is shown by the 
charge made in his letter that during the program Mott and Leibman made 
many slighting remarks about anticommunist "amateurs. " The fact is that 
both Mott and Leibman argued strongly for a rational and objective approach 
to the problem, and it actually was Bundy who made slighting remarks about 
anticommunist "amateurs. " At one point in the program, for example, Bundy 
declared that "there are a lot of amateurs on the anticommunist bandwagon 
and they charge like Don Quixotes on their horses slaying windmills." 

At another point in the program, Bundy referred to the "wild 
characters" who have become "experts" on communism overnight. He said 
he has seen some of them "working up a sweat" on platforms and making "wild 
statements. " He referred to those who always are "charging everybody and 
anything with being communists" and said that this, "has muddied the water in 
this country for too long a time. " 



Anticommunist Profiteering 

Bundy 1 s hypocrisy is illustrated by his condemnation of such 
activities accompanied by the observation that he attributes much of this to 
individuals who "have exploited the communist movement for personal gain. " 
What brass he has! This is precisely what he has been doing for years! 

Bundy ranks foremost among those exploiting the communist issue 
for personal gain. He travels around the country extensively accepting fees 
for lecturing On communism. In this connection he also sella "anticommunist 
kits" containing items on communism, many of which he obtains free. In 
1961, we had two Agents order him to stop including several FBI pamphlets in 
these kits. He was obtaining thousands of these free in quantity through other 
sources here in Washington and selling them. 



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The extent to which Bundy feeds off his anti communist activities 
can be seen in the profitable nature of seminars he was busy organizing in 
1961 . Anyone desiring such a seminar was required to gather a minimum of 
50 people. Each person scheduled to attend was told to. write a check for $10 
payable to Bundy 1 s "front, " the Church League of America, which we have 
found is synonbmous with Bundy. Thus, Bundy was guaranteed a minimum of 
$500 for each seminar in addition to the money made through the sale of his 
f &nticommunist kits" which went for $1. 75 each. 

A Charlatan Trading on False Impressions 

Not only does such material serve Bundy financially, but it also 
serves him in his continued efforts to link himself with respectability. He 
continually works to create the impression that he either is a spokesman for 
or is supported by responsible and respected groups. 

As far back as the early 1950 ! s, for instance, we began receiving 
inquiries from individuals who had heard Bundy lecture and who received the 
impression from comments made by him that he either was a former Agent 
of the FBI or worked in close liaison with FBI Agents. There never was 
anything to pin down that would support an impersonation case, which again 
illustrates how skilled Bundy is in twisting and distorting words to produce 
impressions he desires to create. 

We are not the only ones who have been concerned with Bundy 1 s 
activities bordering on impersonation. Bundy served with the Air Force in 
World War n, attained the rank of Major, and presently holds that rank in 
the inactive Reserve. Bundy has exploited this to such a degree for his own 
purposes that the Air Force has had to warn him that what he says and does 
as a civilian must not create the impression that he in any way speaks for 
the Air Force or that it endorses him or his views. 



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The Air Force action was prompted by Bundy 1 s activities serving 
to create the impression that he has current status as an Air Force officer 
and has access to intelligence information. Bundy does this, for example, 
by circularizing material in connection with his lecture tours which identifies 
him in bold print as Major Edgar C. Bundy. His former status in this regard 
is set forth in small print. He creates the impression that he currently has 
access to intelligence information by claiming to have served "nineteen years 
in the Intelligence Service of the United States Air Force. " Actuallyhe was 
in the intelligence branch four and a half years during slightly more than six 



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years of active duty, but he links this with his Reserve status to justify his 
distorted claim. 

As the Director has so adequately and accurately put it, the man is 
a "charlatan. " Greatly disturbed by Bundy 1 s distorted representations, 
Air Force officials have told us they would like to remove Bundy from his 
Reserve status but have no legal basis for taking such action. 



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Removed from Legion Posts 

Fortunately the American Legion, of which Bundy who is a "joiner" 
was once a member, was not as restricted by legal technicalities when it 
found him abusing his Legion membership. The American Legion kicked him 
off its National Americanism Commission and also out of all posts he had held 
on a departmental level as of 1957. He was regarded in the Legion as a 
troublemaker and specifically as a professional anti communist who was 
attempting to feather his own nest regardless of the false nature of the facts he 
was using in his activities. 

Enmity Toward FBI 

Bundy 1 s hypocritical stand in his current letter as an apparent 
defender of the FBI is exposed by his past efforts to use and abuse our name 
for hia own purposes or to actually attack us through underhanded activities. 

It will be recalled that in 1954 Bundy tried in a scheming way to 
secure a Bureau speaker to address a political rally by concealing the nature 
of the proposed program but was thwarted in this when we ascertained the 
true nature of the affair. 






Bundy* s enmity toward the Bureau has been exposed in more 
recent years through his underhanded insinuations about the Director and 
his defamatory attacks on Assistant Director W. C. Sullivan. We know, for 
example, that Bundy has been circulating letters as far back as 1961 in which 
he has included the observation that "Hoover is a member of a denomination 
which is affiliated with the National Council of Churches, the United 
Presbyterian Church." On this premise, Bundy proceeds carefully to build 
the idea that because of his religious affiliation, the Director is being 
influenced to disparage the anticommunists actively working to expose 
communist infiltration of religious groups. 



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Bundy also has attacked the Director with charges that he deals with 
^ the communist problem in generalities, leaving the difficult problem of dealing 
with it in specific terms to men like Bundy. This has been an adjunct of Bundy 1 s 
attack on the Director for allegedly being soft on communism in regard to- 
communist infiltration of the churches. 



Bundy 1 6 animosity toward the Bureau was also exposed through 
learning of his manipulation at a meeting of the Sons of the American Revolution 
in Washington in 1961 whereby he succeeded in promoting the passage of a 
resolution condemning FBI spokesmen who were making speaking appearances 
about the country and allegedly downgrading the menace of communism. 

Still Poses as FBI Defender 

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Even in coming to the surface as he has done in his latest letter 
containing charges that he is in possession of "alarming information" which 
proves that the FBI is attempting to discredit "true patriots" such as himself, 
Bundy makes it appear that he is defending the FBI because he attributes the 
action to "the present Administration" which is forcing the FBI into this role. 

It would seem likely that Bundy's "alarming information" is apt to 
be the nature of a statement made to him in a letter we learned about in 1961. 
\ Written by Karl Baarslaag, who at the time was an employee of the Senate 
Republican, Policy Committee, the letter to Bundy contained the statement that: 

"Hoover under orders from Bobby is detaching 
40 FBI men here from surveillance over suspected 
Soviet agents (security) to accounting and other 
duties f in order to clean up a backlog of more 
important cases. f I suspect a cutback in all counter 
subversive work by Justice since ' Whizzer* White 
took over that Dept. (for Bobby)." 

Baarslaag, we learned, is of the same stripe as Bundy— -a professional 
\ anticommunist. Regarded on Cajpital Hill as a professional "bum^" he had been 
fired by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, the Senate Internal 
Security Subcommittee, and a number of other Senate committees and commissions 
for which he had worked at one time or another . 

It appears doubtful that Bundy will produce any "alarming information" 
other than that which we already have seen in the form of letters he has written 



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to members of Congress already with his sly and nasty insinuations about alleged 
changes in FBI policy and his probings as to the supposed reasons therefor. 

An Evil Force 



The picture that emerges of Bundy is clearly one of an evil and a 
divisive force. He would like to destroy the cohesiveness among FBI personnel. \ 
He would like to drive a wedge between us and our friends. He would separate 
us from the Administration. He would create a chasm between us and Congressional 
Committees. He would remove us from our supporters, such as those in the 
American Bar Association presently under attack by him. 

But the problem that Bundy has created for the FBI is nothing compared 
to the problem he has created for the Nation. Cities and towns throughout the 
country have been marred and scarred by the discord arid confusion his tactics 
have created. Through his self-serving activities and his vengeful attacks on 
the clergy around the country, this man has driven a spike deep into the heart 
of the Nation. He is dividing people and turning them against each other at a 
time when our greatest need in this country is for unity and understanding. 

A Pious Hypocrite 

Most disgusting of all in the activities of this pious hypocrite is the 
revelation that he is nothing more than a whited sepulchre concealing deprayaties 
that cry out for him to attempt to heal himself before he attempts anything else. 

An important clue as to Bundy 1 s true nature is contained in his military 
service record. In one of his performance ratings covering the period of 
August, 1947, to January, 1948, his commanding officer noted that he was a 
"feminine type of officer" and recommended his transfer to something like a 
Special Services Unit where his professional studies in music and vocal art 
would be more beneficial to the armed forces. In blunt^terms, his commanding 
officer described him as. "self -centered, stubborn, egotistical, and biased." 
Most significant, however, is an officer labeling another "feminine, " 
particularly when that officer's work is concerned with intelligence functions. 
It seems pretty obvious that Bundy's commanding officer at that time either 
knew enough or suspected enough to want to remove him from a position where 
he definitely would constitute a security risk. 



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Sexual Perversion 



The information that we have since obtained about Bundy* s true 
nature justifies any suspicions his former commanding officer may have had 
about Mm. Bundy, who brags that he is an ordained minister of the Southern 
Baptist Association, who holds himself as a paragon of virtue for youth, who 
would make it appear that he is one of the last of the: "true patriots, u is actually 
a sexual pervert who for years under the guise of crusading for youth has been 
attempting to entice young boys into homosexual relations with him. 



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| of Columbus, Ohi Oj has a fil e 

on Bundy which attests to his homosexual activities and Reverend f ] 

has advised us that it is well known to several hundred ministers throughout 
the country that Bundy is a homosexual. <Vp $ 

Part of the information in the file concerns an effort oh the part pf 
this "true patriot" to entice two young sailors in the United States Navy to 
engage in homosexual relations with him in California around the 1946-1947 
period. 

One of the letters about these activities of Bundy is from an individual 
in Pennsylvania whose sixteen-year old nephew confessed to him that Bundy had 
enticed him into performing a series of acts of perversion with him at a time 
when Bundy was visiting the area in which the boy lived to conduct a crusade 
for Christian youth. 



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confessed to him these activities and begged for understanding, on one 
occasion writiiigJeJiiaLthat "I am crying out to you' 1 for forgiveness. 

Observation 



Without presuming to attempt a psychiatric analysis of Bundy and the 
motivation for his actions, it appears that his own character defects may contain 
an important key to his actions, particularly in regard to his determined and 
relentless attacks on men in his own profession — the clergy. It may be that 
his conscious recognition of his failure and his inability to maintain the high-level 
of standards that generally apply among the clergy are driving him to attempt to 
drag them down to his level by efforts on his part to create doubts about them, 
to cast suspicion upon them, and to deride them through all forms of the use of 
half-truths, distortions, and outright lies. 



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Aware for years of Bundy 1 s true nature, we have always been most 
circumspect in our dealings with him and, most recently, in March, 1963> 
when he called to ask if the FBI had "scratched him off our list, n we let him 
know in no uncertain terms that we had. 



Keeping Bundy at a distance, however, does not paean that we can 
afford to let down our guard where this man is concerned. He is despicably evil 
and consumed with strange emotions as well as the desire to further his own 
interests and damage seriously any person or organization standing in his way. 
We must remain on guard and alert to his activities, because he has succeeded 
in attracting a few followers to his cause— individuals whom he might dupe into 
unwittingly supporting a Bundy scheme to attack not only the ABA but also the 
FBI. 





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Schenley Industries, Inc. 
1290 Avenue of the Americas 
New York 19, New York 



Dear Nick; 

Thank you for your letter of 
May 11th, with enclosure. It was certainly v 
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letter to Edgar C. Bundy refutes numerous points made by Bundy in attacking 
the American Bar Association, Admiral Mott and Maurice k-Leibman, two 
officials of that organization, and indirectly the FBI. He points out in 
reference to statements about the FBI that the ABA and its officers have 
followed the Director's leadership in opposing communism and that < I: 
Mr. Leibman did not mak^sratements Bundy attributed to him. He tells 
Bundy that if he objects to FBI activities he should bring his objections to 
the attention of thenBureau. This is in reference ta Bundy 1 s allegations that 
F^pe^|soi^i8f Iroieflled efforts of established anticommunist groups. 
Mr. Nichols previously furnished copies of Bundy* s letter dated April 15th. 
Bundy, of cra^se, is well-known to the Bureau. He is a complete charlatan, 
a sexuaj. ^ffiwerg^VO^rofessional anticommunist of the worst sort and an 
oppo^WfHst who has been warned by the FBI not to indicate that he has the 
support of the Bureau and warned by the Air Force not to give any indicatio 



that he is still affiliated with that organization. 



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NEW YOKK 19, N". Y. 



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Dear Mr. Hoover: 

You will recall that sometime ago I 
sent you a copy of a letter dated April 15th, 
whidi was issued over the signature o f Edgar. 
c ^^S^U Executive Secretary of the Cfiurch 
Tiagueof America, Wheaton, Illinois. 

I was finally able to secure a trans- 
cript of the three hour telecast concerning 
which the Rev* Bundy mounted considerable 
attack against s the American Bar Association 
Committee Against Communism, 

I decided to take Rev* Bundy on in a 
head-on clash and have sent him a ten page 
letter today. Naturally, I had to depend 
upon ray memory and past knowledge in dealing 
with his tirade against the Bureau, I hope 
that what I had to tell him meets with your 
approval. 

With best wishes and kind regards* 



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Hon, J, Edgar Hoover <& ^ 
Federal Bureau of Investiga^^ 
Washington, D.C. 



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Reverend Edgar C. Bundy 
Executive Secretary 
Church League of America 
422 North Prospect Street 
Wheaton, Illinois 

Dear Reverend Bundy: 

I have been informed that you sent out a circular letter 
under date of April 15, 1963 calling for a top level conference 
(closed session) to deal with several matters which were enumej> 
ated in your letter. Since so many of the facts cited by you 
in the circular are so inaccurate, I feel compelled to address 
this communication to you to Correct the record and to express 
the hope that you will recheck your facts and take steps to cor- 
rect an injustice. It is of course fundamental that you have 
ev^xy right to entertain or express any opinions you desire, 
However, you like every one else have the duty and responsibility 
of being accurate in your facts • The anti-Communist cause has 
suffered set back after set back by its spokesmen being inaccur- 
ate in their facts* 

Before going into specifics, it would be desireable to 
briefly introduce myself and set forth the basis of taking 
issue with you* In this letter I want to make it crystal 
clear that I am writing to you as a private citizen and in 
this I do not proport to speak for any organization. I 
served in the F.B.I, from 1934 until 1957, when I retired as 
Assistant to the Director. From the time of its inception in 
1950, I have had a very close personal relationship with the 
American Bar Association Special Committee on Communist Tactics, 
Strategy and Objectives* I have served as a member of this 
Committee from late 1958 and on the successor Committee on 
Education Against Communism until the present. 

Your records will further show that I have modestly con« 
tributed to the Church League of America. In fact I was im- 
pressed with your letter of April 9th asking for contributions 
and laid it aside with the idea of rechecking my budget and mak- 
ing an additional contribution. Then your letter of April 15 
came to my attention. Obviously I could not support even an 
snti-Communist movement, whose responsible head disseminated 
falsehoods, innuendos and half-truths, I will reserve further 
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Reverend Eager C. Bundy: Bay 17, 1963 

Now as to your letter of April 3.5th : 

1. You state ''a drive is now op to use %he American Bar 
Association to attack Ant i- Communists under the guise 
of fighting Communism". 

Just who is spear-heading this drive? You would infer 
that it is the Committee Against Communism. If this 
inference is correct, you are wrong and have disseminated 
false information. Our Committee ha$ not attacked 
Anti-Communists. Its members would rise in righteous 
indignation if even the suggestion was made. It would 
attack fakers and any who would sully the fight against 
Communism for ulterior purposes. To borrow your own 
words from the transcript of the telecast, which I will 
refer to later, it would oppose "...these wild characters 
who come out on a public platform , (who) t five years ago 
... couldn't give you a definition of the yord, Communism." 

2. You state the move in the Bar Association "started with 
dissolving of the excellent ... Committee on Communist 
Tactics, Strategy and Objectives...". 

The House of Delegates at its meeting in 1962 approved a 
recommendation which the members of the old Committee on 
Communist Tactics, Strategy and Objectives had approved, 
calling for a consolidation of the Special Committee pn 
Education in Contrast Between Liberty Under Law and Com- 
munism and the Special Committee on Communist Tactics, 
Strategy and Objectives into a Standing Committee on 
Education Against Communism. This new Committee came 
into being in August of 1962* This was a move that the 
"Excellent" Committee on Communist Tactics, Strategy and 
Objectives had long looked forward to. This move gave 
real stature to the Committees fight against Communism. 
It gave it a permanence with its members being appointed 
on a staggered basis for a term of years. 

I have personally known the Presidents of the American Bar 
Association for many years and there is not a single former 
President of the American Bar Association who did not fail 
to give the Committee on Communist Tactics, Strategy $nd 
Objectives and its successor Committee their wholehearted 
support. In fact the current President of the American 
Bar Association, Mr. Sylvester Smith, for years h^s been 
General Counsel of the Prudential Life Insurance Company 
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Reverend Edgar C# Bundy: May 17, 1963 

Association was Chiairman pf the House of Delegates wli$re 
he supported our Committee and its recommendations* 
Mr. Smith is a lawyer of greejt staturp, unswerving dedica- 
tion to the preservation of the American way qf life and 
an undying foe to the menace of Communism* You would find 
him out in the front line trenphes in any fight against 
Communism and he in turn would fight with every fibre of 
his energy to maintain our Committee, 

3* Ypu say that the new Committee "is controlled wholly by 

liberals"* In the context in which you use this term you 
cast a reflection upon the Committee's leadership as well 
as its members* It is too bad that you d;Ld not more pre- 
cisely define what you meant by liberals* Some of the 
greatest and most effective fighters against Communism have 
been true liberals as contrasted by pseudo-liberals* 

I know rather well every member of the Committee pn Educa- 
tion Against Communism* Each member is dedicated and 
vhile our members are progressively mipded, in that respect 
they are truly liberal in their zeal to protect pur Con^ 
stitutional Republic and the safeguards of liberty and 
freedom* They are by no stretch pf the imagination 
liberal in the sense which the term is most frequently 
used* These men are conservatives by nature and will 
yie^d to no m^nin their own dedication to the American 
way of life* 

4* Ypu lament your "•••dubious privilege of appearing on $ 
three hour television..." program on April 3, in Chicago 
with Admiral Mott and Mr* Maurice I* Leibman* Mr. Leib- 
man is the Chairman of our Committee, and Admiral Mott 
has served on the Committee for several years* In par*- 
ticipating in this program you were truly honored became 
Admiral Mott and Mr. Leibman are patriots of the highest 
order. 

I have had a long personal association with each and a 
far longer knowledge of their records and achievements • 
In fact Mr. Leibman* s senior partner was a classmate of 
mine at Kalamazoo College some 33 years ago* Their records 
speak far more eloquently by deeds than I could by words 
and I would do them a dis-service by placing in issue 
their character, loyalty and record of achievement, which 
no words or innuendo^ of yours are capable of sqllying. 

5* You say, "They made some of the mopt ridiculous statements 
concerning the work of the F.B.I* and Anti-Communists that 
anyone could imagine". 



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I have delayed writing ypu until I could personally review 
tlie evidence including a careful study of the verbatim 
transcript of the 3 hour television program on April 3. 
I believe in giving credit where credit is due and am 
happy "to- commend you for one of your statements on the 
program: 

,T ... one statement we do make ov$r and oyer again from 
the public platform and in print, 'Never make a state- 
ment or lay a charge unless you have absolute documented 
proof. .. or a statement tha*)t ypu would be willing to 
make under oath and in any Court of Law 1 ,., that is the 
rule which we follow"* 

Unfortunately, Beverand Bundy you don't practice what you 
preach, otherwise you would not have made the charges you 
did in your letter of April 15 • 

6« Ypu say: - 

"•••Mr* Leibman •••stated that J» Edgar Hopver con- 
cocted figures and used gimmicks in regard to the 
Communist internal threat when he went before Con- 
gressional meetings in order to secure appropriations 
for the F.B.J. ♦.." . 

Here is exactly wha^ the verbatim transcript shows Mr» 
Leibman said : 

"I don't like to play the numbers game* Mr. Jfoover, 
unfortunately, has had the problem of having trouble 
abont appropriations in certain quarters, or opposition 
fron» certain groups, because of a low number of Communist 
members, or because he has so well infiltrated at times* 
I would take the position that if there were one Commu- 
nist that Mr. Hoover ought to have all the money he wants. 
That's my objection to the numbers game. I don't think 
he had to justify it on that basis. I say that his 
expertise is good enough for me, but the danger is that 
those figures are read publicly without any caveates— — 
pretty sopn people are trying 'po fincj Communists under 
the bed «*■ — and this would be very counter— product ive". 

The foregoing statement by Mr. Leibman grew oiyt of your 
very proper reference to the danger of tfyose who do the 
Communists work. You then quoted from Mr. fipover^s state- 
ment before the House Committee on Un American Activities 
on March 26, 1947, wherein Mr. Hopver was dealing with the 



record he has over these many years, and that we have a 
source to go to with information and let the experts re- 
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You yourself replied, "Well, I don't think that is a 
disagreement* I think that all of us agree on that — 
agree with Mr. Hoover. 

8. You then complaijo that Admiral Mott and Mr. Leibman hold, 
"...that we should teach the children in the public schools 
about the philosophy of Communism and the history of Com- 
munism only". 

You don't say that the major premise of this telecast was 
based upon the education against Communism. The program 
initially suggested by the "excellent" Committee on Com- 
munist Tactics, Strategy and Objectives centered around 
education and the contrast between Communism and liberty 
under law. This was not a program of detection, identi- 
fication and apprehension of Communists. 

Admiral Mott pointed out that the American Bar Association 
was - "encouraging all the Bar Associations, State and Local, 
in the United States to get out and see what they could do 
about encouraging introduction of courses about Communism 
in contrast to liberty under law, in the public school." 

At another point, Admiral Mott was more precise in his 
reasoning when he said - "...we must know about our own 
country and its heritage before we can have a stick against 
which to measure some other set of rules such as the Com- 
munists have". 

If you disapproved of the position of these two lawyers on 
April 3, then why did you not courageously confront them in 
debate on the television program? You had ample opportunity 
but you elected to wait until your letter of April 15th, and 
I am sure you had no intention of having such letter disclosed • 
This I do know, had your lawyers read the transcript as I have 
they would never have permitted you to make the untrue charges 
contained in your letter of April 15. 

9. You then say that Admiral Mott and Mr. Leibman - "... had 
many slighting remarks to make about anti-communist 'amateurs 1 



Wasn't it you who in this program spoke at length about 
amateur anti-communists. You yourself say - ^ "...there 
are a lot of amateurs that have jumped on the anti-commun- 
ist band wagon and they charge like Don Quixotes on their 
horses slaying windmills; and they haven't done their home- 
work. They are not prepared to do it". 



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10 f Yoi* then say that the two men told you their Committee 

wa$ working with various organizations, and I quote you - 
"••♦the American Legion recently entered into an unholy 
alliance with the National Education Association to 
print so-called study material on communism" ♦ 

What is wrong witji joining forces with other organizations 
in the fight against Communism? Surely you are not 
questioning the integrity, loyalty and patriotism of these 
two great American organizations. Haven*t you yourself 
had a long association with the Legion? What better allies 
could one have in the education against pommunism than the 
educators themselves? What more potent force for good could 
there be in education against communism than the American 
Legion, the National Education Association and the American 
Bar Association? 

Just what %s unholy about $ihe alliance between the Legion 
and the National Education Association? 

In spreading the gospel of Christianity isn't it more im- 
portant to take the message to the "sinner? rather than to 
the "saints". At least that is what I have always been 
taught in the Methodist Church in whiph I was raised. 
jfocidentaJJLy, you should know that the great majority of 
Methodists have not been infected by the "social justice" 
bug, despite the articulate mutterings of a small corporals 
guard whose ranks are diminishing from day to day. 

^JL* I now cojne to the most serious misrepresentations in your 
letter whcjre you claim %o have alarming information includr- 
ing ^actual documents" tfyat " %## certain personnel within 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation are being used • . • 
to discredit aijd destroy true patriots and intelligent 
anti-commwist leaders"* 

While I retired from the F.B.I. 5^ years ago I would still 
consider myself a competent witness on the F.B.I. I know 
the personnel and I know the character and principles of 
J. Edgar Hoover. I say to you that your statements are 
false and do not represent the practice or policy of the 
F.B.I. You have been derelict in your duty if you have 
not already presented what ever evidence you have to 
J. Edgar Hoover. I know from past experience that he 
would promptly investigate such a matter and if there was 
the slightest indication of improper acts he would swiftly 
take pie necessary administrative action. 



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12* You then refer to the F.B.I, policy of not making evalu- 
ations* You do correctly quote Mr# Hoover's well known 
position* Then you say - ". .certain personnel of the 
F.B.I. ..are now being used to appear on platforms ... 
and give a clean bill of health to organizations which 
have consistently supported left wing causes,.." 

Have you called these instances to the attention of Mr. 
Hoover and if so, what did he say? 

F» B.I. personnel are meticulous in erring on the side of 
caution. Just what organization did they clear or in 
response to a question did they not merely say the ! organi- 
zation has not been cited, and were they quoted correctly? 

After all, Reverend Bundy your letter of April 15 is a 
striking example of your inability to quote people correctly 
and I would give you the credit for having a higher degree 
of intelligence than the average person. In your biographical 
sketch in your publication, "Price List for Publication of 
the Church League of America", page 12, the statement is 
made that you had the highest average in your senior class 
at college out of a class of 500, with a rating of 97.8. 
This is indeed commendable and I congratulate you. This 
very fact, however, makes your misrepresentations even 
more shocking, because you should know better. 

What then is your motivation? Has the F.B.I, affronted 
you? Is it professional jealousy? Have you received 
information which could be erroneous, or is it the out- 
pouring of a colossal ego seeking recognition? 

Surely it is not the burning zeal to render service, 
otherwise you would have gone straight to the F.B.I. 
and if you thought they were wrong, laid the facts before 
them. I have never known the F.B.I, not to face reality. 
It is a human organization - it can make mistakes but when 
it does it is the first to turn heaven and earth to correct 
them. 

13. You then say, "...these F.B.I, personnel are ridiculing 
the efforts of established anti-communist groups and 
individuals in our nation. I am not referring to the so- 
called lunatic 1 fringe." 

Just who did you have in mind? And what, when, where and 
how has F.B.I, personnel ridiculed anti-communists? Who 
were the anti-communists? Have you referred these facts 
to Mr. Hoover? 



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After all you are actually attacking Mr. Hoover because 
no F*B*I* official makes formal addressee without fir$t 
having their addresses reviewed and approved* The F.B.I, 
has strict policies on what statements can be made and 
what statements cannot be made* The chief criteria of 
course, is truth and a factual basis for the statements* 

If F.B*I* personnel have made $uch "ridiculous statements" 
why? Was it because someone under the guise of patriotism 
was commercializing the Holy Crusade to preserve our way 
of life and thus bringing down on other sincere loyal anti- 
communists, public ridicule and scorn? Was it because of 
wild and intemperate charges? Was it because of bumbling 
tactic? which destroyed effectiveness of patriots doing 
their duty? Was it because some otherwise well intended 
persons equate anti^ant^-communism with communism? 

Was it because with the best of intentions facts that 
were true years ago are asserted as still being true f 
today, when as a matter of fact those charged with wrong 
doing h^ve seen the error of their ways ^n^ have done all 
within their power to undo the wrongs of other years? 
If this be the case isn f t the doctrine of personal salva- 
tion and redemption as dynamic today in Christian thought 
and deed as it ever was? 

14* You then say that we need "***to coordinate our efforts 

and to help each other out when attacks are made and plots 
are made against anti^comn*unists • ••" In this I agree* 
One of the great tragedies in the fight against Communism 
is the fact that there has not been unity of effort and 
purpose* 

In this fight there is no room for petty differences* 
When misunderstandings occur among anti-Communists they 
should get together and compromise their differences, 
but if the purpose is to get together to attack either 
the F*B*I* or the American Bar Association Committee 
on Education Against Communism, the American Legion or 
the National Education Association, then you are render- 
ing a disservice to the cause you serve* 

The F*B^I* stands on its record and needs no defense in 
the hearts anc( minds of Americans everywhere. The 
American Bar Association Committee on Education Against 
Communism and its members likewise have a proven record 
and the members individually can well take care of 
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Reverend Edgar C. Bundyi May 17, 1963 



This has been a much more lengthy letter than I would 
have preferred writing. It was necessary however to give you 
the bill of particulars vtfiich you failed to set forth in your 
letter* 

Your letter of April 15 is a grave injustice to America's 
front line of defense against internal subversion just as it 
is an injustice to a group of loyal, patriotic men who devote 
their time and their money to carrying on a dedicated effort. 
It is your duty to correct your injustice either by withdrawing 
your letter of April 15 or giving this letter the same distribu- 
tion. In the interests of unity I would prefer that you cprrect 
your own mistake. 

I would like to hear from you as to your effprts before 
I take further steps. I will even be glad to sit down and 
visit with you if you happen to be in New York. Likewise, I 
would like to inquire if your conference has b$en held, that 
you were calling in your letter, and what were the results* 
If the conference has not been held, would persons other than 
those to whom the letter was sent be invited, if so, I would 
like to attend* 



Sincerely, 
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Dear Mr» Hoover: 



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sction with my controversy 
Sundj^ upon my return to the 



office, I received a letter from him dated 
May 31st, a copy of vfaich is enclosed, 
along 'with a copy of my reply. 

With best wishes and kind regards. 




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Honorable J.. Edgar Hoover 
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Mr. Louis B. Nichols 
Executive Vice President 
Schenley Industries, Inc. 
1290 Avenue of the Americas 
New York 19, New York 

Dear] Nick: 

':;•;' I have received your letter of June Uth, 
withTenclosures. Thank you for keeping me advised 
aboutthe Bundy situation. 

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AMHEIM — A document from 
- the ftes of the U.S. Attorney Gen- 
eral Outlining proposals by which 
the Kennedy administration can 
uct to* contain the "radical right" 
was revealed here Wednesday by 
Edgar Bundy, former Air Force 
intelligence officer. He said the 
paper came into his possession 
Tuesday. 

Major Bundy, who now heads ths 
Anti - Communist Church League 
Of W^merica, Wheaton, 111., said 
thel4-page paper was dated -Dec. 
I9,I19(|1, and authored by Victor 






and Walter Reuther, top officials 
of the United Auto Workers, Un- 
ion. 

As read by Bundy before a ca- 
pacity audience In Central Bap- 
tist Church, Anaheim, the paper 
called on President Kennedy to 
implement his verbal attack on 
extremists. 

the President made the attack 
one month earlier in Seattle on 
Nov. U t 1961, and in Lost Angeles 
two days later. 

"What are needed," the paper 
declared, "are deliberate adminis- 



tration policies and programs to 
contain the radical right Ifrom. 
further -expansion and in thi long 
run to reduce it to its historic 
role of the impotent lunatic 
fringe.'* f 

Among those programs, it call- 
ed for the attorney general to 
take action toward the listing of 
so called lightest organizations 
as subversive, tax pressure against 
contributors to such organiza- 
tions, and investigations by , 
Federal ; Commiinications ~ Cbm* 
mission into radio stations feat 



air antiCtamim^ ,.5 

; ihe pafer called on Secretary 
^1 A pe&^ Robert McNamara to 
iil4^thfpffensive against admir- 
als ani generals who share 
^e^mf^if retired Gen. James^ 
Van 1 -Flew- aW resigned Gen. Ed- 
win Walker^ 

"He (McNamara) should have 
those of the real top- brass who 
share his views get right up be- 
hind&hini at the hearing and back 
him |ip£*; Bundy quoted from the 

lorJBundy did not say how 



the fteuther paper came into his 
possession. 

However, a cover letter on a 
copy presented to a newsman was 
sed to a "Mi\ JoMffiesJgy 
r Rhoadf, 1801-1802 Finance Bldg,, 
Mladejpiik J> Sa^' At the place 
of signature on the letter was : the 
typed name of Andrew F. Osh- 
mann, executive assistant to the 
attorney general. 

There was no notation on the 
copy of the document- to indicate 
it had ever been officially endors- 
ed. 

But Bundy not^d that D.B. 



Lewis, owner of Dr. Ross Dogi 
Foods, lately had been indicted 
by a federal grand jury on tax 
charges in connection .Wiethe 
publication of congressional voting, 
record. 

The fteuther paper estimated t^e 
strength of what it; ca]ttei<t&e 
radical right at an "untoj*& num- 
ber of millions oi^M^iSkns if 
viewpoints . bounded on the left 
by Senator ^oMwatei: Aid on toe 
right bp&bbert Welchl*:, ■;.■:.' 

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Date: 7/25/63 

Edition: 
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Editor: CI WI1KINS0N 

Title: EDGAR BUNDY; 

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tian C ;usade, The John Birch So- 
ciety,$and' Harding College of 
Searcy, Ark., headed by Dr. 
fk&rge S. Benson. 

The paper accused these groups 
of obstructing the fight against 
communism, accused FBI director 
J. JSdgar Hoover of exaggerating 
thl domestic Communist menace 
atfevery turn, arid warned that 
flieJDepartmeiit of Justice's legal 
batle with the Communist party 
over registration will "fan the 



flames of the 'radical right.**' ; 

"Without minimizing the Com- 
munist party strength or poten^ 
tial in the 30's and 40's, it has no* 
capacity today to endanger oitr* 
national security or defeat o u * 
national policies;" the document 
asserted. r 

In response, Bundy quoted 
Hoover's 1963 testimony tha^ the 
Communist party has 10,000, 
agents in the United States, 100,* 
000 sympathizers, and an espioi& 
age system "unequalled in lus^ 
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KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION 

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1 BUNDY SAID THEWJQ&JfiENT WAS DATED DEC. /19. 1961, AND WAS WRITTEN " 

\ BY VICTOR AND WALTE#rREUTHER, TOP OFFICIAl/S OF THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS , 

, BUNDY, WHO NOW HEADS AN ARTI -COMMUNIST ORGANIZATION CALLED THE 
CHURCH LEAGUE OF AMERICA. WHEATON, ILL., SAID THE 24-PAGE PAPER CAME 

I INTO HIS POSSESSION TUESDAY. 

' AS READ BY BUNDY BEFORE ' AN AUDIENCE AT A BAPTIST CHURCH, THE 
PAPER CALLED ON PRESIDENT KENNEDY TO IMPLEMENT HIS VERBAL ATTACK ON 
EXTREMISTS. MADE A MONTH BEFORE THE REPORT WAS DATED, IN SEATTLE AND 
LOS ANGELES. 

"WHAT ARE NEEDED." BUDY QUOTED THE DOCUMENT AS SAYING, "ARE 
DELIBERATE ADMINISTRATION POLICIES AND PROGRAMS TO CONTAIN THE RADICAL 
RIGHT FROM FURTHER EXPANSION AND IN THE LONG RUN TO REDUCE IT TO ITS 
HISTORIC ROLE OF THE IMPOTENT LUNATIC FRINGE." 

AMONG THOSE PROGRAMS, BUNDY SAID, THE PAPER CALLED FOR ATTY. GEN. 
ROBERT KENNEDY TO TAKE ACTION LEADING TO THE LISTING OF SO-CALLED 
RIGHTIST ORGANIZATIONS AS SUBVERSIVE. FOR TAX PRESSURE AGAINST 
CONTRIBUTORS TO SUCH ORGANIZATIONS AND FOR INVESTIGATIONS BY THE 
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONS INTO RADIO STATIONS THAT AIR ANT 
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A Washington Capital News Service release of 7-25-63 reported that "Edgar 
Bunday, former Air Force intelligence officer, " in a Baptist Church meeting at Anaheim, 

I California, oti 7-2^-63, revealed a document which he said came from the files of the U. S. 
Attorney Ge^ral 'suffice. Bundy said this document, dated 12-19-61, was written by 
Walter and Wttor^euther, top officials of the United Auto Workers, and outlines action 
which the Kenedy Administration could take, to contain the "so-called 'Radical Right. T " 
It called for^Attornfy General Robert Kennedy to take action to have extreme rightist groips 
cited as sul^rsive^and for other action to be taken to stop the expansion of these organiza-| 
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w rp^g re i ease identified Bundy as head of an anticommunist organization, the 
"^Church League of America, Wheaton, Illinois. Mr. Hoover commented, "What do ourri 
file^show^on Bunday ? H." ^ — - — ' L, 



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■T^" /it is to be noted that the correct spelling of this individual's name is ^ 
Eigar Q^Bxidyi He is Execul^eje^ a radical ariti- 

communist group. F Bufiles reflect that Bundy is aiormer Baptist minister who claims^ 

to hav&been a Major in the Air Force Intelligence and who, posing as an expert, travels 
throughout the country giving lectures on communism. He is typicaFbf the irresponsible 
"professional" anticommunists who make a living of touring the country and charging fees j 
for their lectures. He has also made money by selling U. S. Government publications at I 
a price higher than they can be purchased from the U. S. Government Printing Office. His 
special interest appears to lie in exposing alleged communist influences in church groups. 
He has written a book entitled "Collectivism in the Churches" which was an emotional ^ 
attack against the National Council of the Churches of Christ. 



I Bundy is a pious hypoc^it^^b will attempTto use anyone arid any organiza 

' tion to further his own activities. He wasHtfie subject r pf in Impersonation investigation in 

11950 when he allegedly represented himself as a former FBI Agent; however, this 
allegation was not, substantiated. We have warned him to desist efforts to trade off our 
reputation in connection ^ith "anticommunist kits" which he sold at meetings and which 
contained sef&ral FBI pamphlet^ obtained free and in \quaftt3ty through sources in Washing- 
ton. He has als# bgen warded by the Air Force to cease creating the impression that he is 
S^tillr an; pfficer maTcWe status having access to intelligence information and The American 
Legion dismissed him fjrom all Posts with|ttiat y organization in 1957 as they considered Jam 
a troublemaker, h^ " "^j ' - : *JQ, ^ 



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Re: ffiJGSR C. BUNDY 

Despite his virtuous pose, Bundy is known to be a sexual pervert and he 
\! allegedly favors satisfying his perverted desires with young boys. His homosexual adMties| 
||are allegedly known to hundreds of ministers across the country. 

Bundy has been critical of the Director and other Bureau officials in recent 

I years, alleging;that they were taking a soft stanc^SS^were^iftSwing these groups to 
infiltrate American churches. In July, 1962, he wrote Congressmen John J. Rooney and 
Robert Sikes, both of the Subcommittee on Appropriations, advising that he had read the 
Director's testimony before the House Subcommittee on Appropriations in January, 1962, 
and that he had failed to notice any reference in the Director's testimony to communist 
activities on college campuses. He asked that the Congressmen question Mr. Hoover 
concerning this activity in the future so that his evaluation of the situation would be n on 
the record. " As a result, Congressman r8$B§3ted the Director's comments in connection 
with Bundy T s letter and Congressman Sikes requested any material which the Director 
felt should be forwarded to Bundy. 

x Despite Bundy's allegation, Mr. Hoover did discuss this matter in his 

testimony before the Subcommittee in January, 1962. This matter was handled by the 
Congressmen being personally contacted and confidentially briefed concerning Bundy's 
background. 

In early 1963, Bundy distributed a letter attacking the American Bar 
Association as initiating a drive to attack anticommunists under the guise of fighting 
communism. He claimed in this letter that he was in possession of documents proving that | 
the present Administration was using FBI personnel to discredit anticommunist leaders. 
Former Assistant to the Director L.B. Nichols advised us of this matter in 1963 and 
wrote Bundy refuting the allegations concerning the FBI. 

With regard to the above 24-page document written by Walter and Victor 
Reuther, this information is not new and represents another example of Bundy's use of any | 
material to further his own aims. This document is discussed in detail in aJ)ook released 
in June, 1963, entitled "Th^Far Right, M by Donald Janson and Bernard Eismarm. This 
document was a memoraMum^repared by Walter and Victor Reuther in late 1961 and 
submitted to the Justice Department as suggested action that Attorney General. Robert 
Kennedy could take to restrain the n Radical Right. " Bundy probably obtained the informa- 
tion concerning this memorandum from the book, "The Far Right. M 

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Edgar C. Bundy 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

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Mrs. William T. Bruckner 

Mr. Edgar C. Bundy 

N\.r. Richard M. Diiworrh 

Mr. Rogers Follansbee 

Mr. John M. Hughey 

Mrs. Walter A. Krafft 

Mrs. J. Walter Larkin 

Mr. James E. Lyon 

The Rev. Cameron MacKenzie 

The Rev, Victor E. Sears, D.D. 

Mr. Harry N. Stamper 

Mr. Ira E. Westbrook 

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Hon. J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr." Hoover! ~ 



In the July 10, 1963 issue o£ the periodical, 
Christian Century , there appears a report from 
New Mexico, written by Robert H. Dinegax concern- 
ing some statements made by a Dean Graj^j^landy in 
an address delivered at the 1963 convention of the 
^ewJMexico and Southwest Texas Episcopal Diocese 
at Albuquerque . jg/7 sc*P*A> Z?*JF**Z &' c ^<° e&&*/*M&y 



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Among other remark sT^Mf TTJTan & y^s tra te d that an 
^ assistant to J, Edgar Hoover of the F.B.I, was 

asked if anyone connected with the National Council 
of Churches has a record as a communist or "fellow- 
traveler." Mr. Blandy asserted that the assistant 
stated the F.B.I, found no record of such affilia- 
tions and that the National Council of Churches is 
one of the F.B.I. ! s "better supporting bodies." 

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We should like to know if this assertion'by Mr. Blandy 
is correct with respect to the following particulars: 

1) Did any assistant to Mr.. Hoover make .such a . -.. 
Statement; A 

• jff 2) Is Mr.|^Bl^andy correct in asserting that records of 

V a Mndividualsfk|iown to the F.B.I, were revealed to^qne ^ 

or more representatives of thejtfational Councillor 

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Carey of Edinburgh, and Dr. Davidson 
of Glasgow, last year's moderator of the 
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Past and Present 

On June 10 the clock was turned 
back over 900 years at St. Francis' Ca- 
thedral in Santa Fe as Roman Catholic, 
Episcopal and Orthodox clergy at- 
tended a solemn high pontifical requiem 

* mass for the repose of the soul of Pope 
John XXIII. Undoubtedly in accord 
with the late pontiffs wishes "that they 
may be one/* Archbishop Edwin V. 
Byrne of Santa Fe invited his "sepa- 
rated brethren" to attend the service. 

Prof. Edward Teller of the University 
of California, popularly called the "fa- 
ther of the H-bomb," returned in May to 
his old homegrounds at Los Alamos to 
speak on the atomic age — past, present 
and future. Addressing an audience of 
over 800, which included some of the 
nation's foremost scientists, Teller said 
that "whether good or bad, it would 

. have been wrong not to try" to make 
the atomic bomb so years ago. He 
stressed the importance of nuclear ex- 
plosions in opening up other fields of 
scientific development. 

New Mexico Meetings 
Speaking in Albuquerque at the 1963 
tf convention of the New Mexico and 
I Southwest Texas Episcopal diocese, Dean 
I Gray Blandy of Episcopal Theological 
^Seminary of the Southwest reported on 
a study made of the National Council 
of Churches. He made three points: (1) 
The N.C.C. is maturing — mistakes made 
in the beginning of its existence will 
not be repeated— and it offers useful 
services to the various churches. (2) A 
staff member of the House of Repre- 
sentatives' Committee on Un-American 
Activities had been asked if anyone con- 
nected with the N.C.C. has a record as 
a communist or "fellow traveler"; he 
I knew of none. (3) An assistant to J. Ed- 
gar Hoover of the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation also found no record of 
such affiliations. The assistant added 
[that the N.C.C. is one of the F.B.I.'s 
"better supporting bodies." 

Also meeting during April and May: 
the Rocky Mountain synod (New Mex- 
ico, Colorado, Wyoming and El Paso, 
Texas) of the newly formed Lutheran 
Church in America, in Albuquerque; 
the 74th New Mexico Methodist annual 
conference at Alamogordo; the annual 
meeting of United Presbyterian staff 
members from throughout the Rocky 
Mountain area. 

And So Forth 

M. F. Fewell of the First Baptist 
Church of Deming has been elected 
president of the Southern Baptist Train* 



Jfiion, an organization representing 
iNew Mexico Southern Baptists. 
David Reiter, 86, formerly stated 
clerk of the United Presbyterian Rio 
Grande presbytery, died April si. 
Box 519, 
Los Alamos. 



Florida 




JACK A. DAVIS 



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Effective Leadership 

In what has been described as a "his- 
toric step in race relations" an inter- 
racial group of Protestant, Catholic and 
Jewish ..cjergy and laymen in Dade coun- 
ty (JVliami) have established a commit- 
tee authorized to draw up principles for 
an organization to deal with racial and 
oth^. community problems. The gfoup 
issued a strong statement condemning 
fa&al' discrimination as contrary to 
Gws law and calling for equality jiv 
employment, education, housing, hoi 1 
pitajghvlabor unions, job training, recre- 
ation^ public accommodations, political 
organizations and worship. Member^ 
spoke as individuals rather than as rep- 
resentatives of organizations. 

In 1963 the Florida council of churches 
made significant advance over past years 
in its approach to legislative action. The 
council stimulated a statewide study of 
the issues, held a seminar in Tallahassee 
during the legislative session and em* 
ployed a reporter — veteran newsman 
Harold K. Philips — whose weekly col- 
umn "The Church at the Legislature" 
was distributed to 32 daily newspapers 
and mailed to the 1,900 addresses on 
the council's mailing list. 

Methodists Make News 

The 121st session of the Florida Meth- 
odist annual conference, meeting in 
Lakeland, proved more newsworthy than 
most. In a resolution which received a J 
large plurality of votes the conference 
commended cities that have set up bi- 
racial committees, churches that seat 
worshipers regardless of race, a Method- 
ist district that has integrated its Chris- 
tian workers school, ministerial associa- 
tions that are open to all races, the 
Woman's Society of Christian Service 
for ratification of a "charter" of racial 
policies, communities that have deseg- 
regated public facilities, and persons 
who employ nonviolent and legal means 
in the civil-rights struggle. The resolu- 
tion also urged Methodist businessmen 
to eliminate discrimination in their busi- 
ness practices, pledged conference sup- 
port to Florida Southern College trus- 
tees if they decide on a nondiscrim- 
inatory admissions policy, and promised 



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UNITED STATES GOVEI^MENT 

Memorandum 



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^RESEAROLDEPARIMENT. 
CHURCH LEAGUE OF AMERICA 

WHEATON, ILLINOIS 

Captioned individual wrote July 26th and made ref 
July 10, 1963, issue of n Christian Century" containing statements byJDean Gray 
^%Bla^idy. A copy of the pertinent page of this publication is attached and contains 
the statement attributed to Dean Blandy as follows: tT Ari assistant to J. Edgar 




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Hoover of the Federal Bureau of Investigation also found no record of such TZ'fr^ 
affiliations. The assistant added that the N. C. C. is one of the F. B. I. f s "better^ ; . v 
supjiprtin'gnbodies." This statement relates to allegations there are communists ^ 
in the National Council of Churches, 

*"** Correspondent asks if any assistant to Mr. Hoover made such a 

statement; whether records of the FBI were revealed to one or more representa- 
tives erf the National Council of Churches (NCC) and whether the FBI or any of 
Mr. ifoover*'s assistants has stated that the NCC is one of the FBI's "better \ 

supporting bodies. " 

Bufiles indicate that Dean Blandy visited Assistant Director 
Sullivan on 2-8-63 to discuss the NCC. Mr. Sullivan told Dean Blandy that the 
FBI was not in a position to evaluate or pass judgment on any organization and 
when asked if the NCC had been cited as a communist front, Mr. Sullivan replied 
that no citation was known to him. Dean Blandy was referred to the literature 
published by the NCC which is strictly anticommunist. Dean Blandy represents 
Episcopal ^^^giCBX r &pmiri^vYj}t Austin, Texas, and was in Washington 
aBencGng a'ineeting of Episcopal church leaders gathered to decide whether to 
continue membership in the NCC. 



1 - Mr. De Loach 

1 - Mr. Sullivan - Enclosures 

1 - Mr. M. A. Jones - Enclosures 



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Re: W. E. SCHMITT 



Of course the answer to each of correspondent's questions is no. 
Correspondent cannot be identified in Bufiles but he represents the Church League 
of America which is headed by Edgar C. Bundy, who is well known to the Bureau. 
We have absolutely nothing to do with Bundy and as a matter of policy we do not 
answer communications from him or representatives of his organization. There 
is no doubt that any reply would be used to inject the FBI into a controversy since 
Bundy has long attacked the NCC. As far back as 1951 Bundy was circulating 
letters asserting that the Director was being influenced to disparage anticommunists 
actively working to expose communist infiltration of religious groups because 
"Hoover is a member of a denomination which is affiliated with the National 
Council of Churches, the United Presbyterian Church. Tt 

This is but another attempt to drag the FBI into Bundy T s controversy 
with various religious groups. Any reply would be used to either disparage the 
Director or other Bureau officials or twisted to indicate that the Bureau supports 
Bundy 1 s wild theories. 



RECOMMENDATION: 



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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

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Dear Mr. Hoover: 



I have just read your testimony before the Subcommittee of the Committee on 
Appropriations in which you justified the F.B.I* budget for 1963. 

On page 38O of aforementioned testimony, you made the statement: 

That is why some people join organizations to fight 

communism such as extremist organizations of the "radical 

right" . 

To the best of my knowledge, the term "radical right" was coined by Bishop James 
Pike who is Episcopal Bishop of the Church in California. You will recall that 
Bishop Pike adopted all the wrong attitudes toward the HCUA and the film, 
"Operation Abolition", and contradicted much of what you have written in 
Communist Target — Youth , Pike has been, in my opinion, giving much aid and 
comfort to the communist programs for youth, especially in California. 



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I am quite surprised by your use of the team, "radical right" , inasmuch as 
1) it represents a concession to those who picture the political spectrum 
as having communism on the extreme left and an ti -communism at the extreme 
right, and 2) it makes you appear to share the attitudes of men like Pike 
and his crowd, which I'm rather sure you do not. 

Reg- 112 

With all due respect to you, sir, may I suggest what is the correct picture 
of the political spectrum? Represent it by a horizontal line of definite 
length. As one moves toward the left, he encounters more and more centralized 
government control, and consequently, less and less individual freedom. Just 
the reverse is true as one proceeds toward the right; we find more individual 
liberty coupled with diminished governmental activitjtJ^ ct^=^ t~^=^ 



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"~ ln iv ~reciprocal relationship to each other. 



It must be clear then, that at the extreme left of the political spectrum we 
puld expect to find total government "control, the best current example of 
h is communism. At the extreme right we find its, mirror image, namely 
anarchy, which is the absence of government or law. In this latter state the 
only "law" is that which individuals by their own strength keep around themselves. 
But it is doubtful that such a condition can be called "law". . 

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It will therefore be seen that in the spectrum I propose for your consideration, 
government control is a leftward tendency, while individual liberty is a 
rightward tendency. 

Socialism, in any of its guises (Fabian, Guild, National or Nazism) is an 
adjunct of communism and is rightly to be located somewhere near the left 
extreme. As you. know, communism is socialism in its extreme form intertwined with 
doctrines of Leninism (the historical role of the Communist Party in gaining 
the worldwide "victory" for the proletariat). And I define socialism 
broadly as the centralized control of production and the means of distribution. 

I believe it to be correct, therefore, that socialism should be placed on the 
political spectrum to exhibit its various gradations that logically culminate 
at the extreme left: communism. 

Our Founding Fathers realized of course, that much government with little 
liberty was as undesirable as little government with Bxtreme liberty. Their 
solution was found in the establishment of our Constitutional Republic. 

I believe that the great majority of the anti-communist organizations 

in our nation are oriented toward the center of the political spectrum, which 

is where we find our Founding Fathers; a position that recognizes the need for 

government of law, and not of men; but a position that places in the peoples 1 

possession a Constitution that has at least a twofold function: 1) the 

provision of maximum freedom for individuals by definitely limiting the 

extent of Federal Power, and 2) the provision of the means by which "the mischief 

of men could be bound down", to quote Jefferson. 

Unfortunately, our Founding Fathers made no provision for keeping the spirit 
and love for freedom alive in the hearts of the people, nor could one have 
been deviled. 

I When you use the term " ra $i fcall Eight" ; to\describ^ anti^communist organizations, 
it appears to me that you have fallen into the verbal trap of those who 
try to make "fascism" appear to be so opposed to communism that it belongs at 
the opposite end of the political spectrum from communism. With communism placed 
at the extreme left, therefore, fascism is at the extreme right, and any group 
that is strongly an ti - communist is " right-wing" , i.e., fascist . This is a 
gross distortion, not only of the political spectrum, but of the nature of the 
great many anti-communist organizations springing up in our nation now. 

The political "right" is properly the anarchistic view. Which of the groups 

you refer to as being "radical right" espouses anarchy? X 

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Mr. Hoover, just as you expect American citizens to avoid loose, indefinite / 
terais regarding communism (in which I heartily concur with you), so we citizens 
expect that you do likewise in referring to our anti-communist organizations. 

If it is"extremism" to want to preserve our liberty ip the face of the communist threat, 
then I am an extremist; if it be fanaticism to want to preserve my/life and the 
lives of my children, then I am a fanatic, and that is that . / 

I confess that I have been surprised at your uncritical use/6f the terms 
"right-wing", r.rddi-callright" x hifid "extremist". If you haye'a specific criticism 
to make, then by all means make it. But please avoid the/vague generalities which 
our nation T s enemies can pick up and twist to discredit responsible anti-communist 






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efforts . 

I would be most interested to know the names of these "radical right" organizations 
to which you refer. 

Do you consider the John Birch Society as being "radical-right"? Before you 
reply to that question, may I respectfully suggest that you obtain a few back 
copies of theiSociety.lssiaagazirie, American Opinion , and note the calibre of 
men who write for it. 

Do you consider Dr. Fred Schwarz and his Christian Anti-Gommunism Crusade 
as "radical-right"? 

What is your opinion of the "Church League of America"? 

And I would be very interested in your opinion of the recent memorandum 
written by Victor Reuther to your supervisor, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, 
in which Reuther called for, among other things, the listing of conservative 
organizations along with pro-communist groups on the Attorney General's 
list of subversive organizations, 

Mr, Hoover, I would appreciate a reply from you personally rather than from one 
.of your assistants. . 



Very sincerely, 



M.Z. 




W. E # Schipitt 




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SPECIAL -REPORT 



The Church League of America 
422 North Prospect Street 
Wheat on, Illinois 



THE REUTHER MEMORANDUM TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES 



Walter and Victor Reuther called on Attorney General Robert 
Kennedy in the Pall of 1961 and laid out an oral plan on how to 
destroy the Conservative rebellion within the United States, 
Robert Kennedy requested that the plan be submitted to him In 
writing* On December 19 # 1961 a 24-page memorandum was given to 
the Attorney-General and the writer was identified as Victor Reuther, 

The memorandum $ which was distributed to all high Kennedy 
Administration officials and to "certain sympathetic Senators and 
Congressmen 11 contained five major courses of action which should be 
initiated by the Attorney General: 

!♦ Muzzle the military and stop the recall to active 

duty of Conservatives such as General James Vah Fleet 
by having the Secretary of Defense issue orders against 
speeches or articles opposing Communism* 
2* Stop listing pro-communist organizations exclusively 
as subversive on the annual Attorney General's list 
and add the names of conservative organizations so 
that the list would not be "lop-sided*" This would 
cause the membership of the conservative organizations 
to drop out as they would not want to be associated 
with a "subversive" organization on the Attorney 
General's list* That would then bring about the end 
of the organization* 



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^tJNITED STATES GOVElB^ENT 

Memorandum 



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W. g/ISCHMITT 



WHEATON, ILLINOIS 



Captioned individual wrote August 5th and in a lengthy letter 
objected to the Director 1 s use of the term n radical right" in referring to 
extremist-organizations during his 1963 Appropriations Testimony. 
Correspondent -states the political spectrum should be viewed as a hori- 
zontal line with communism, socialism, nazism and other theories 
advocating government control as the extreme left. As you move toward 
the righlryou achieve less government control and more freedom for the 
individual with the ultimate right wing being absolute lack of government 
controror anstrchy. Correspondent asks if the Director considers the 
John Birch Society, Dr. Fred Schwarz, the Christian Anti- Communism 
CrusScfe and the Church League of America as of the radical right. He 
also wants the Director's opinion concerning the memorandum sent to the 
Attorney General by Walter and Victor Reuther advocating control of 
conservative organizations and curbing the activities of the Director. 

You will recall my memorandum to you dated H -3 1-63 con- 
cerning this individual who identified himself as connected with the Research 
Department of th ^to r^JLea^^of America. He wrote July 26th challenging 
a statement written^Episco^^^^ffl!^er Dean Gray Blandy alleging 
that an Assistant. to the Director had stated the FBI had found no record of 
communist affiliations for those in the National Council of Churches. Of 
course, no such statement had been made to Dean Blandy, but it was 
recommended and approved that correspondents letter not be acknowledged 
in view/of his affiliation with the Church League of America which is headed 
by the .well-known professional anticommunist, Edgar C. Bundy. As a 
matter'of policy, we do not answer communications from Buridy or repre- 
sentatives of his organization. Prior to the above-mentioned communication^ 
correspondent could not be identified in Bufiles. 



OBSERVATIONS: 



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eLReuther memorandum h^previously come to the B,u*eau r s 

Enclosures 
1 - Mr/ Sullivan - Enclosures 
1 - M. A. Jones - Enclosures 
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Re: W. E. SCHMITT 



Correspondent's argumentative communication uses a well- 
known debating technique. He completely ignores dictionary definitions 
and common usage of words. He sets forth his definition for the "radical 
right" and supports his arguments on this basis. If his definition is accepted, 
it is difficult to challenge his conclusions, but his definitions are not accurate. 
The "right" is commonly associated with extreme nationalism rather than 
anarchy. Fascism and nazism are generally considered "right wing." The 
Director has often noted that the extremes of the left and right are similar 
since they result in totalitarianism, but this does not prohibit the use of 
such descriptive terms where appropriate. 

RECOMMENDATION: 

In view of the foregoing and because of correspondents 
association with Major Bundy, no acknowledgment should be made. 




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LEAGUE OF AMERICA 

422 NORTH PROSPECT STREET • WHE^ 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Dr, Anderson Arbury 

Mrs. William T. Bruckner 

Mr. Edgar C. Bundy 

Mr. Richard M. Dilworth 

Mr. Rogers Follansbee 

Mr. John.-M. Hughey — 

Mrs. Walter A. Krafft 

Mrs. J. Walter Larkin 

Mr. James E. Lyon 

The Rev. Cameron MacKenzie 

The Rev. Victor E. Sears, D.Dl 

Mr. Harry N. Stamper 

Mr. Ira E. Westbrook 

Mr. Judson P. Wetherby 

Mr. Edwin L. Wiegand ' " 

Mrs. H. Dillon Winship, £.w 

Mrs. Gladys Zuidema 



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Mr* J t Edgar Hoover 

Director.., Federal Bu.reau^of- Investigation 

Justice Building 

9th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W, 

Washington, D,C» 

Dear Mr, Hoover: 



In your testimony before the Sub-Committee of the 
Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, 
88th Congress, First Session, page 492, I note that 
^Representative Rooney, in dealing with travel by 
Soviet officials within the United States $ said, "I 
thought we had some limitation upon their radius of 
.travel," Your response was: ".We do, but they can get 
permission to make trips*" 

I would like to know (1) the procedures that must be 
followed by the Soviet officials to obtain such per- 
mission and (2) the individuals and agencies that grant 
such permission* 

This information will be very much appreciated* 




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subject: EDGAR C. BUNDY 

CHURCH LEAGUE OF AMERICA 



Captioned individual wrote September 16th and indicated that in the 
Director's testimony before the House Subcommittee on Appropriations, Congressman 
Rooney stated he thought there was some limitation upon the radius of travel by Soviet 
officials. The Director responded by stating that there was such a limitation but that 
these officials can get permission to make trips. Bundy wants to know the procedure 
Soviet officials must follow to obtain permission and the individuals and agencies that, 
grant such permission. 





Bufiles are replete with derogatory information concerning Edgar C. 
Bundy who is a typical professional anti communist. As a matter of policy, we have 
nothing to do with himand do not answer correspondence from him or his represen- 
tatives. An exception in this case would lead only to additional inquiries from him. 

OBSERVATION: 



f Since this is a matter involving the State Department which is 

responsible for waiving travel restrictions of this nature, we should forward this 
request for information to that Department for any action they deem appropriate. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 



1. That a copy of Bundy r s letter be forwarded to the State Department 
by attached form. 







That Bundy f s letter not be acknowledged. 



Enclosure 

1 - Mr. DeLoach - Enclosure -. 
1 - Mr. Sullivan -^Enclosure' 
1 - Mr. M. A. Jxmes - Enclosur 



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Memorandum 

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subject: ^tfiKH LEAGUE J>F 

NAME CHECK REQUEST 




datm: October 3, 1963 




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The Name Check Section is in receipt of a request 
from the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACSI), 
Army, concer ning the CLA. 4 22Jfort^Pr^e^ 

Illijioi^. SA | | LiaJ^SiTSecttoh, 1)6nesfic^htVnigence 

l)i vision , ascertained rrom ACSI that the request originated 
with General Earle G. Wheeler, Army Chief of Staff, who recently 
came into possession of a CLA report concerning a document 
allegedly written by Walter and Victor Reuther outlining action 
which the Kennedy Administration could take to contain the 
"so-called 'Radical Right'. 11 General Wheeler had asked to be 
advised concerning the CLA. 

Edgar C. Bundy is Executive Secretary of the CLA and 
for all intents and purposes is the organization. The CLA has 
never.been investigated by the Bureau and is a radical anti- 
communist group. Bundy is well known for his CLA activities 
and has frequently publicized theRaither document. He has 
been described as a pervert, a pious hypocrite, and a typical 
"professional" anticoramunist who makes a living by touring the 
country charging fees for his lectures. Attached is a detailed 
memorandum summarizing information in Bureau files concerning 
Bundy. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

(1) That ACSI be advised the CLA has never been 
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Enclosure 

1 - Mr. Rosen 

1 - Mr. Sullivan 

1 - Name Check Section 

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SAC, LOS ANGELES (62-5096) 

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THE CHURCH LEAGUE OP AMERICA, 
422 North Prospect Street, 
Wheaton, Illinois 
INFO CONCERNING 



date: 10/16/63 



ATTENTION: 




Reference is made to Los Angeles airtel to the 
Bureau captioned "EDGAR BUNDY, INFORMATION CONCERNING" dated 
7/26/63, which transmitted to the Bureau a copy of a 
newspaper clipping of a speech which had been given by 
BUND? at Anaheim, California. 

*•* There is being transmitted herewith the special 
repor$2which , has been Issued by the Church League of America, 
422 North Prospect Street, wheaton, Illinois, captioned 
"The aefuther Memorandum To The Attorney General of The 
United»States. ,r It is believed this is the report that 
BUNDYmade reference to in the newspaper article previously 
furnished to the Bureau. 

A. 

" w, " ? The enclosed report was obtained by an anonymous 
source in the Fresno, California area inasmuch as it had been 
pushed under the door of the Fresno Resident Agency on 
Monday 10/14/63. The report is being furnished to the Bureau 
for the completion of the Bureau's files. a 

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SPECIAL REPORT 

The Church League of America 
422 North Prospect Street 
Wheaton, Illinois 

THE REUTHER MEMORANDUM TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES 

Walter and Victor Reuther called on Attorney General Robert 
Kennedy in the Fall of 1961 and laid out an oral plan on how to 
destroy the Conservative rebellion within the United States, 
Robert Kennedy requested that the plan be submitted to him in 
writing* On Decenber 19, 1961 a 24-page memorandum was given to 
the Attorney-General and the writer was identified as Victor Reuther, 

The Memorandum, which was distributed to all high Kennedy 
Administration officials and to "certain sympathetic Senators and 
Congressmen" contained five major courses of action which should be 
initiated by the Attorney General: 

1* Muzzle the military and ston the recall to active 

.,-. — __ ---du-t-y— of—Conservatives— such as— <^enera4 -James- -Van- Fleet - — - 

by hnvinjj the Secretary of Defense issue orders against 
speeches or articles opposing Communism, 
2. Stop listing pro-communist organizations exclusively 

as subversive en the annual Attorney General's list and 
odd the names of conservative organizations so that the 
list would not be "Ion-sided. 1 * This would cause the 
membership of the conservative organizations to drop 
out ns they would not want to be associated with a 
"subversive" organization en the Attorney General's 
list. That would then brin? about the end of the 
organization. 



3, Stop the flow of funds to the conservative organisa- 
tions by having the Internal Revenue Service investi- 
gate all tax-exempt conservative religious and edu- 
cational organizations and find some pretext for 
removing tax-exemption* 

*t* Use the power of the Federal Communications Commission 
to investigate radio and television stations carrying 
conservative programs and see if such stations are 
violating FCC regulations, 

5. Curb the activities of J. Edgar Hoover who "exagger- 
ates the domestic Communist menace at every turn' and 
contributes to the public's frame of mind*" Hoover 
was charged in the memo with "fifteen years of over- 
stating a prob lem • " __ ^ - ^ _ _'_ ^^ _ ._^„_ 

At least four of the suggestions of the Reuther's are in 
operation now and proof is overwhelming. 



Here is the covering letter from the Office of the 
Attorney General^ signed by Andrew F, Cehmann, Executive Assistant 
to the Attorney General, identifying the attached as "the Reuther 
Memorandum," 



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rniiaaeipnia ^, Pennsylvania 
Dear Mr, 



This is in response to your letter of June 6 t 1963 
to the Attorney General requesting a copy of the Reuttfer 
Memorandum concerning the "radical right." 

A copy of the memorandum is enclosed herewith* 
TlTasFTjfcu se"T]ie~a~eTay ili answering your "inquiry* ffe"~were" 
unable to locate the memo before this. 

Sincerely, 



Enclosure 



Andrew F. Oehmann 
Executive Assistant to the 
Attorney General 



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THE RADICAL RIGHT IN AMERICA TODAY 



President Kennedy's addres-ses in Seattle and Los Angeles on 
November 16 and 18 evidenced both a deep concern with, and a pro^ 
found understanding of, the serious problems injected .into American 
life by the growing strength of the radical right* A spate of 
articles in responsible newspapers and periodicals reflect this same. 
concern and understanding. Perhaps therefore this, memorandum will 
prove but a repetition and restatement of suggestions already .under 
consideration by the Administration, Since, however, the public 
discussion to date concerning the radical right has produced little 
in the line of suggested policies and programs for dealing with the 
serious problems raised, this memorandum may have some value in 
focusing attention upon possible Administration policies and programs 



to combat the radical right. 

Initially, it needs to be said that far more is required in the 
struggle against the radical right than simply calling attention to 
present and potential dangers, If the Administration truly recog- 
nizes this as a serious problem, as it certainly appears to do, it is 

ost important that President Kennedy's addresses in Seattle and Los 
Angeles be implemented. Speeches without action may well only 

obilize the radical right instead of mobilizing the democratic forces 
within our nation. It is with this consideration in view that there 
is set forth below an estimate of the extent of the problem and 
suggested Administration policies and programs for dealing with the 
problem. 



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EXTENT OF PROBLEM 

The radical right or extreme right-wing^ or however it may be 
designated t includes an unknown number of millions of Americans of 
viewpoints bounded on the left by Senator Goldwater and on the right 
by Robert Welch, The active component of these radical right millions 
wouldj of course, be only a small fraction of the total. But$ what- 
ever may be the difficulty of ascertaining their numbers > these 
radical right groups are probably stronger and are almost certainly 
better organized than at any time in recent history. More significant 
yet, they are growing in strength and there is no reason to expect a 
turning of the tide in. this regard during the foreseeable Cold War 
period ahead. And 5 possibly most significant of all, their relation- 
ship to and infiltration of the Armed Services adds a new dimension 
to the seriousness with which they must be viewed. 

New radical right organizations have sprung up like weeds in the 
last few years; it is estimated by the Anti-Defamation League that 
almost a hundred such organizations have been organized in 1961 alone, 
Welch l s Birch Society^ Schwarz 1 Christian Anti-Communist Crusade, and 
Hargis 1 Christian Crusade 9 are among the most powerful of the new 
groups; Benson's Harding College and National Education Program and 
H» L* Hunt's Life Line have earlier histories,* but they have expanded 
along with the growth of the new groups* But all of these groups to- 
gether are only part of an even larger and constantly growing move- 
ment which is well manned and even better financed. The Birch Society 
alone probably has a million dollars a year at its disposal; so does 
the Christian Crusade (which is just one of 3 Hargis ventures). The 
radical right as a whole •-- and estimating conservatively -- must have 
twenty or more times this much on call. There are vast quantities of 



literature, films, and records emanating from the radical right and 
even such things as radical right bookshops are; beginning to spring 
up* (General Walker gave one of these bookshops, The Bookmailer in 
New York, a big plug on national television December 3rd). 

The Birch Society may be the best known today. But others are 
equally strong and perhaps more influential. Take a look at Schwarz 1 
Christian Anti-Communist Crusade, for example. In the Anti-Communist 
School he ran in St. Louis earlier this year he was backed 'by the 
St . Louis Globe Democrat and was sponsored by. the Mayor and Chief of 
Police of St..; Louis and both United States Senators. Governor John. 
M» Dalton even officially proclaimed this "anti-Communism week in 
Missouri." . The . New York Times eyewitness report from St. Louis 
asserted that one of the most striking things there was "the large 
proportion of younger people." Schwarz 1 Hollywood rallies are even 
more disturbing- than his St. Louis and other schools . His Crusade 



^nTad~^~TfiF¥e-T^^^ before some~Twelve to^iFfeerT thou¥arTd persons 
in the Hollywood Bowl and an estimated four million more watched the ; 
program over television on 33 stations in' six states. Actors John 
Wayne, James Stewart, Pat O'Brien, and George Murphy were there, as 
were such top "movie-makers" as Jack Warner of "Warner Brothers and 
Y. Frank Freeman of Paramount. The gross take at the rally (plus the 
week's- Hollywood Anti-Communist School) was $214,796. Even more 
significant was the presence of C. D. Jackson, a top executive of; 
Life Magazine . ■. In. early September Life had run a disparaging story 
about Schwarz. The kickback at Life was sufficient to induce Jackson 

t to fly to Los Angeles to appear in the Hollywood Bowl and offer a 
public apology. Jackson told the audience, "I believe we were wrong 
and I. /am profoundly sorry'.- It'sa great privilege to be here tonight 



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and align Life Magazine with Senator Dodd, Representative *Judd. t Dr * 
Schwarz, and the rest of these implacable fighters against commuaism," 
Only recently. the Los Angeles rallies were re-telecast in New York .City 
for three full evening hours with the Schick Safety Razor Company 
picking up the tab » (Richfield Oil and Technicolor Corp,, as well as 
Schick, appear to be regularly available to Schwarz as television 
sponsors). 

Take a look, too, at another one of these groups -- Harding 
College and the National Education Program . (both headed by Dr ♦ George 
S t Benson)* The propaganda operation, exclusive of the college, is 
budgeted at $200,000 a year* They produced some 30 movies of which . 
"Communism on the Map tT is the most famous and has been seen by 10 
million persons. Dr , Benson's weekly column has wide distribution 
and one version is sent in bulk lots to a thousand business organ- 
izations. He has a monthly newsletter with 50 thousand subscribers; 



~ITeHIair"l>Trt^^ TfofffcEly" st a t e ("""paper d ~~ 

(the effect of which was seen at the recent Farm Bureau Convention), 
He has a series of high school study outlines in "American Citizenship 
Education" sent free to schools requesting them,. 

The Life Line .Radio Program, now on about 200 radio stations 
(some run him twice), is planning to branch out into television, 
Businessman all over the Nation are sponsoring this program. H. L. 
Hunt, one of. the richest oil men in the country and owner of Life Line 5 
boasts that "the Free World cannot be saved unless it is. saved at a 
profit *" 

All of these radical right organizations have the same general 
line. The danger, to America is domestic Communism. While their, 
particular traitor will vary from Harry Hopkins to George Marshall, 



from- President -Truman, to President ;^Eis^rnlKvwer^. .frorn,^ Senator Full- 
bright, to some labor leader, there is no question that anybody even 
slightly to the left of Senator Goldwater is suspect* They traffic 
in fear* Treason in high places is their slogan and slander is 

; their weapon* They . undermine loyal Americans 1 confidence in each 
other and. in their government* 

Their appeal is for "total victory" (note that Goldwater is 
with them all the way on this) and they thrive on every defeat, 
retreat, concession, or even negotiation. Americans feel they are 
"losing" for the first time in history. Since Americans intuitively 
tend not to believe they ever lose fairly, the radical right's charges 
that we are "losing" (itself a dubious assumption) because of treason 
in high places falls on fertile soil. In Schwarz's Southern California 
meetings, as shown in the New York re-telecast a couple of weeks ago, 
Senator Dodd f s and Representative Judd's heavy-handed foreign policy 
pol-em~ic's~~rec e^ive^ w i"i~tTl^'^^p~l¥irs e ' *"~b u t wHe n"~Wl CTeorT^Sko'us e~n~~(lfuTlTor ' 
of "The Naked Communist" )charged treason in high places, the place 
went up in a roar of applause* 

The suggestion is being made in some quarters (e. g., Rest on in 
the Times of November 19, 1961) that the radical right is primarily 
a "Republican problem" because it utilizes money that might otherwise 
be available to Republican Party candidates. Former Vice President 
Nixon shares this view. Yet, on reflection, this would appear quite 
superficial. The growing strength of the radical right may indeed be 
an inconvenience to the Republican Party! but it is far worse than 
that for the Nation and the Democratic' Party -- for it threatens the 

. President's, program at home and abroad. By the use of the twin 
propaganda • weapons of fear and slander, the radical right moves the 



national political spectrum away from the . Administration r s proposed 
liberal programs. at home and abroad. By vicious local pressure cam- 
paigns against teachers or preachers or any one else who supports any- 
thing from negotiation in foreign affairs to governmental programs- in 
domestic affair s, .they frighten off support for much-needed Administra- 
tion programs ► Pressure tactics on already-timid Congressmen are re- 
inforced with fanaticism and funds*. The pressure campaign against the 
Katanga operation is only one example of what is ahead* Any har-d- 
boiledj realistic appraisal of the .situation evokes this conclusion: 
The growing strength, organization .and financial resources of the 
radical right is not something that can be wished away or that can be 
confidently ignored as a Republican .problem* 

ACTION ON THE PROBLEM 
As the radical right cannot be wished -away or ignored, like- 
wise its demise is not something that can be readily accomplished. 
The struggle against the radical right is a long-term affair; total 
victory over the radical right is no more possible than total victory 
over the Communists. What are needed are deliberate Administration 
policies and programs to contain the radical right from further 
expansion and in the long run to reduce it to its historic role of 
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As the radical right today feeds like. a leech on the frustrations 
of the American people,, so reducing these frustrations by accomplish- 
mentsat home and abroad is the most important part of the long-range 
battle against the radical right. Indeed % in. .the long run s only demo- 
cratic initiative in the world struggle against Communism will roll 
back the radical right to its traditional insignificance • But the 
Nation cannot look the other way and wait for this to happen, The 
radical right organizations threaten to render impossible the very 
steps (action and negotiation) that need to be taken by the Administra- 
tion if our nation is to survive and succeed in the world struggle; 
they must never be permitted to become so strong ^as to obstruct action 
needed for democratic survival and success* 

As we gird ourselves for a long struggle against world Communism s 
so we must gird ourselves for a long struggle against the radical, 
right* But there are some steps which can and should be taken now to 



against it » There are other steps of a more long-range nature. Among 
the programs and policies of both types which the Administration might 
consider are the following:* 

: 1 >- The. radical right inside the Armed Services presents an 

immediate and special problem requiring immediate and 

special measures* 
The problem or radical right influence inside the Armed Services 
is an immediate one and made all the more so by the up-coming hearings 
of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee a . ' But even if there were no 
hearings^ this challenge to; the basic American concept of separating 
military personnel from partisan politics must be met now* Tolerance 
of such a challenge can. only . embolden those who do the challenging. 



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It has been widely reported that General Walker's radical right 
viewpoint is shared by a substantial number of his colleagues* One 
observer, Louis J # Halle, has reported that Walker's position "repre- 
sents the publicly unexpressed but privately outspoken views of an 
important part of our American officer corps in all three services" 
( New Republic i November 20, 1961). Drew Pearson has twice reported 
without contradiction that a Lieutenant General has leaked secret in- 
formation to Senator Thurmond in support of the Walker position. The 
"Americanism Seminars," espousing radical right doctrine and sponsored 
or co-sponsored by the Armed Services in various places, could only 
have been accomplished by radical right officer personnel within the 
armed forces; the spectacle of the U„ S« Army sponsoring Skousen's. 
reflection on the patriotism of Franklin Roosevelt and the loyalty of 
Harry Hopkins, could only have been achieved through the connivance cf 
inside military personnel* Former top brass work with all the radical 
-r-i-g-h-t- g-r ou^p s- % -— .-The— r-e -e-e ivt^-ex p e r--i-e-n-c-e-^i-n- A-l-g er-i-a ^*d ^e^o-ivstp-a-t-e s— t~h a-t — t-h-e~ 
soldiers of an army of a democratic nation may be tempted, out of 
frustration, to engage in anti-damocratic operations; as reports from 
France make so abundantly clear, the radical right Generals and 
Admirals continue today to threaten the stability of France's demo- 
cratic system. 

What appears to support the position of widespread infiltration 
of the radical right into the Armed Services is the manner in which 
the Walker case was handled* Indeed, the shocking thing about the 
Walker case is 'not that his resignation was accepted in 1961, but. that 
the Armed Services rejected his resignation in 1959 when he tried to 
resign because of "the fifth column conspiracy and influence in the 
United States" and the "conspiracy and its influences on the home 





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front ♦ " Whether, the resignation was rejected because WaJLker ' s super- 
iors agreed with his views or simply were not shocked by them is not 
known; but in either event, the failure to accept his resignation 
constituted a dangerous tolerance of the radical right inside the 
Armed Services. Even worse was the action towards Walker in 1960 and 
early in 1961; the Array failed. to act against Walker T s obvious and 
illegal : acts of "radical right politics" until public notice of 
Walker's offenses (brought . about by a newspaper expose) forced, the 
Pentagon's hand* Again, it is not important why this happened; what 
is important is .the degree of tolerance of the radical right inside 
the Armed Services. 

It. also appears to have been widespread pressure from right- 
wing Generals and Admirals in the Pentagon which brought about the 
recall to duty of General Van Fleet, It is common knowledge that 
General Van Fleet has himself been a member of the extreme right wing 






(.Board member oil "E.or Jln«uu£.a "-; , end-or~aejr of the FJLorida ^Coalition of 


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Patriotic Societies; Board of Advisors of H, L. Hunt's Life Line).. 






Not only does the Pentagon pressure for the recall of General Van 






Fleet evidence radical right influence inside the military establish- 






ment but it demonstrates, the absolute unappeasability of this group. 






All that the recall has accomplished is to embarrass the Administration 






when Van Fleet irresponsibly attacked the Administration's Ambassador 






to the United Nations. 






Once it is recognized that there is a serious problem of radical 






right infiltration of the military and that appeasement is not the 






answer, the indicated course of action becomes clear. The Administra- 






tion must get off the defensive in the Walker case; it must shift the 





battleground, from the defensive; posture of justifying the "muzzling 





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of Walker" to an offensive posture supporting the basic American 






concept of separation of military personnel from partisan politics. 






To shift the posture from defense to offense, consideration should be 






given to requesting Senator Russell to broaden the hearings to cover 






the problem of radical right infiltration of the Armed Services. 






As the Washington Post said on November 28th % the hearings "ought to 






be aimed not to determining whether General Walker and his imitators / 






were improperly silenced. by civilian authorities^ but at determining 






how. widely the inf ec tion . they represent is spread in the armed services." 






An alternative to getting Senator Russell to broaden the hearings 






would be for Secretary McNamara to start his own investigation of 






radical right Generals and Admirals. Those Generals and Admirals 






who have lost confidence in democracy and who feel that the danger to 






our country is treason at home rather than the strength of the inter- 






national Communist movement abroad, should be warned against political 




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d t, l xv x L-y- - x n -any- wa-y-j- -snapcy^or r o r ui •*» ' i^fi x s m x g ut' n a. ire "-xne e xx et-i ox 




causing the resignation of some of these Generals and Admirals which 






would certainly be in the national interest. At any rate, political 






activity after such warning, would be grounds for dismissal from the 






service. Above all, the suggested investigation would give courage to 






the officers, old and young, who believe in democracy and in a non- 






political democratic Army. -^ v 






Then, too, Secretary McNamara should try to take the off ensive /at 






the forthcoming hearings.* Secretary McNamara Certainly has the right 






to be the first witness at the hearings. Instead of being on the 






-Possibly the public release at this time of the Army's inter- 






rogation of General Walker would be helpful in this regard. 





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defensive concerning his muzzling of Walker, he should take the 




offensive by telling how action .against Walker was too long delayed 




and how there is a serious problem in the Armed Services concerning 




persons who no longer believe in democracy* If, as suggested in the 




previous paragraph, Secretary McNamara has by that time instituted. his 




own investigation of radical right Generals and Admirals, he should 




give a report of his plans in this regard. Whether or not he has 




instituted an investigation, he should make clear that the Defense 




Department 's policy rejects these extreme right-wing organizations 




and rejects the views of thosewho participate in them. He should have 




those of the real top brass. who share his views get right up behind 




him , at the . hearing... and back him up. He should get the full support 




.of the President/ In this way, the hearings could be turned against 




those who presently plan to use them to help the right wing embarrass 




Secretary McNamara. 




The strong, posture against . radical right Generals and -Admirals 




suggested in this memorandum . would go far to answer Soviet propaganda 




that American foreign policy is not in responsible hands .and . that 




there is a substantial "preventive war" group in the Pentagon which 




may ultimately get the upper hand. This strong posture would not 




only reassure our own allies, but might give support to factions 




within the Soviet Union that strive for a more flexible position on 




the Soviet's part. 




2. The radical right and the Attorney General's subversive list. 




The attorney General's list of subversive organizations is lending 




aid and comfort to the radical right. Although the radical right 




poses a far greater danger to the success of this country in its 




.-.- battle ■ against, international Communism than does the domestic 



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Communist movement, "the latter "have been: branded subversive by vt-.h-e : >- 
Government' and the former have not; No .one, loses his job or is stib- 
jected to public obloquy .because, .he Joins one* of. these radical right, 
groups; yet these -.groups can use the subversive list ..to, ;get. at -liberals 
•and moderates who twenty years earlier had , joined some. Communist .■ -. ..■ 
"front" organization which looked patriotic and socially desirable *.^ 
The list today -is almost like -a Good Housekeeping - seal forthe radical 
right. Whatever one's -views may be toward;: the list \ as long :. as .': it. 
exists it should hot remain one-sided and be - permitted to work in'.-': 
favor of the radical'rigHt •, .-';.■* . ■ '.'■/ •/%;.• 

Under Existing regulations, the Attorney General can only put : 
an' organization on- the Attorney General's list if he finds, after: * 
notice and hearings that it meets the standards of the list — i ;e ; ; 
that the organization is : "totalitarian, fascist, communist or sub- ' 
versive, or as having adopted a policy of advocating or approving the 



commission" of acts of "force or violence to. deny others ■ ttie£r~ : YigTftsf '' ' " 
under the Constitution =.■ . .<, or as seeking to alter, the.: form of 
government of- the United' States by unconstitutional' means'." Certain: 
of the radical right' organizations may well* meet' one or. more. of. these 
criteria," For example, the Birch Society appears to advocate the- 
denial of constitutional-* rights by force and openly seeks to- substitute 
some' other- form of society for existing democratic form-s;; t ; o it" demo- 
cracy is "merely a deceptive phrase , a weapon of demagbguery 5 and a 
.perpetual- fraud ,".!.. .'T.hre.e... of.. the best known radical;' .-right groups are 
predicated upon secrecy: the Birch Society keeps its members secret; 
Hargis, head of the Christian Crusade, has announced plans for a 
secret fraternity with Greek letters; and the --Minutemen which conduct 
guerilla warfare maneuvers also keeps it's members secret . the-n c t*oo 3 



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Birch operates ' on a 'monolithic or totalitarian system within the- 
organization and other radical ■■ right groups may also so operate* These 
organizations have succeeded in promoting disaffection and, as in. the 
case of General Walker ,' outright rebellion in the Army* There would 
thus appear to be .adequate grounds for holding a hearing on one or. 
more of these, organizations to determine whether they should be 
listed. It might therefore be advisable for the Attorney General to 
announce at this time that he is going to investigate one or more of 
these organizations with a view to determining whether charges will 
be filed. and hearings held on the question of listing one or more , of 
these organizations. The mere act of indicating that an investigation 
will be made will certainly bring home to many people something they 
have never considered -- the subversive character of these organizations 
and their similarity to the listed groups on the left. To make this 
announcement before the . hearings of the. Armed Services Committee on 

— - t-h e—m-u z z-l-in g -b f G e n'e r^i"" r 1tf a Tk~e F^mTght ^wellr ~b~e—a^v ^a'd"d^it-io"nal— way- t-o— — - — 

take the offensive against Senator Thurmond and the radical right. 

It is not known the. extent to which.. the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation has planted undercover agents inside the radical right 
movement as it has inside the Communist Party and its allied organ? 
izations. If it has already done so, the information would be readily 
available upon which to draw up charges for a hearing against one or 
more of the radical right groups. If the Bureau has not as yet infil- 
trated these organizations, a longer time will of course be necessary 
to obtain the information for the charge's, although much of the needed 
information is available through public sources. - In any event, the 
announcement of the investigation would have an immediate salutary 
effect and the later announcement of the hearing or hearings might 



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have an even greater one. It is not unlikely that these groups will 
refuse information and otherwise act towards the Attorney General's 
procedures just exactly as the Communists have acted in the past* 
Nothing could better reveal to the public the true nature of these 
groups than defiant resistance to their government. 

3 . The flow of big money to the radical right should be 
dammed to the extent possible . 

The growing power of radical right propagandists and groups is 
directly related to their expanding ability to secure large sums of 
money. -As funds -ire a source of power to the radical right, action 
to dam up these funds may be the quickest way to turn the tide now 
running in their favor, 

Benson's National Education Program, Schwarz' Christian Anti- 
Communist Crusade , Hargis ' Chris tian Crusade and William Volker 
Fund, Inc., are among the radical right groups which are reported 
to^nv e ~ f e d e r a 3r* t a x =- ex e m pt-ro ft -sT^^T t^w^iFl"d^a p 'p T e ? ar^ h 5rghr±y^ do u b-t-f u4-p-—--- 



to say the least, that any or all of these groups properly qualifies 
for a federal tax exemption. Prompt revocation in a few cases might 
scare off a substantial part of the big money now flowing into these 
tax exempt organizations.* \ 

Then, too, corporate funds are used to put radical ripht views 
on the air for political rather than business reasons; propaganda is 
peddled far and wide under the guise of advertising. H. L. Hunt 



*An additional suggestion in this regard night be considered. 
This would be the feasibility of including in the publicly available 
files o.f these tax-exempt organizations, their annual receipts and 
expenditures reports which can now be obtained only with gTeat dif- 
ficulty. Appropriately organized files available to the public would 
tend to create a little self-enforcement. 



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openly urges big business not. to rely on contributions to finance the 
radical right but to use their advertising funds* The Internal Revenue 
Service sometime ago banned certain propaganda, ads by electrical util- 
ities as deductible, expenses. Consideration- might, be given tp. the. 
question whether, the broadcast and rebroadcast of Schwarz 1 Christian 
Anti-Communist Crusade rallies and similar rallies and propaganda of 
other groups is not in the same category . 

A related question is that, of free .radio .and television time for 
the radical right. Hargis*. Christian Crusade has its messages .repro- 
duced by 70 radio stations across the country as public . service 
features and Mutual Broadcasting. System apparently gave him a special 
rate for. network broadcasts. .In. .Washington, D, Cy ; , radio station 
WEAM currently offers the "Known Your Enemy" program at 8:25 p>.m . , 
six days a week as a public service; in ^program No. 97 of this series 
the commentator advised listeners that Gus -Hall of the Communist 
_Ea.ni.y_^h^.d_e,v_o JcecL r a- r p-l a n~-f-o-r~s-ta~£f -i n g -the --K e nae ( 4_yu :Ajdm.i,n.is.£r ati_on, with _ 



his followers and that.the plan was being carried out with success. 
Certainly the Federal Communications : .Commission might consider examining 
into the extent of the practice of giving free time to the radical 
right and could take measures to . encourage stations to. assign com- 
parable time for an opposing point, of view on a free. basis. Inciden- 
tally, in the area of commercial (not free), broadcasting , there is now 
pending before the FCC, Cincinnati Station WLW'-s conduct in selling 
time to Life Line but refusing to sell time for the UAW, program,. "Eye 
Opener." 

In addition to possible misuse of. federal tax exemptions and the. "■ 
misuse of corporate funds for propaganda advertising, it seems not 
unlikely that corporation funds are flowing into the radical right in 



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other and covert ways* The President of Schick Razor Company, for 
example, has made it clear that rf Dr* Schwarz will not lack for money, 
while I f m around. " And, finally,, there is the. big question whether 
Schwarz, Hargis, etc*, are themselves complying with tax laws. 

Adequate information on the financing of the radical right can 
only come from the inside of these organizations. As already indicated , 
it is not known whether the Federal Bureau of -..Investigation has under- 
cover agents inside these organizations in the same manner and to the 
same degree as the Bureau has inside the Communist Party and other 
left-wing groups. Similarly, it is not known what the Treasury Depart- 
ment has done in the way of undercover operations to get at tax viola- 
tions in the financing of these organizations. Likewise, it is not 
known whether the Federal Communications Commission has ever assembled 
information on the degree to which the radical right is getting free ■ 
time without comparable expression of the opposing point of view. 



,. AerJr-a in ly-,~ i-h-<e r e^ri s^suf-f 'i-e-ren't~pllbl^^ i~c aTf i ng " p oss ib leT ~"~ 

tax violations in this area and possible violations of FCC policies 
to justify the most complete check on these various means of financing 
the radical right. 

4 * T ^ e Administration should take steps to erid the Minutemen » 
Free speech is the essence of democracy, but armed , bands are not 
the exercise of free speech. There is no warrant for permitting groups 
to organize into military cadres for the purpose of. taking the law into 
their own hands. 

It is not knownwhether the Minutemen, will, grow, or whether they 
will fade out of the picture. They do, however, represent a dangerous 
precedent in our democracy. Consideration should . be , given to the 
question whether they are* presently violating any federal laws and, 



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if not, to the Federal Government calling a conference of States where 
the Minutemen. exist to see what action could be taken under state 
laws* There is, of course, the additional possibility, as indicated 

earlier, that the Minutemen might fall within the terms of the At'torney 

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General's list of subversive organizations, 

5 • The . domestic Communi st problem should be put in proper 

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perspective for the American people ffi thus exposing the basic ~ 

fallacy of the radical rights 

The radical right feeds upon charges of treason, traitors ^nd 
treachery* It has its roots in a very real sense in the belief of the 
American people that domestic Communism has succeeded in betraying 
America and threatens its very survival. Putting the domestic 
Communist problem in proper perspective would do much to expose the 
basic fallacy of the radical right. 

The Administration has inherited an extremely difficult problem 



and~*pcTst~ur e in th is area * Exec ut ive and • legisTatl vb*laptt\nirfWittrV~^~~~ 
have automatically maximized the domestic Communist menace ever since 
World War II, The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
Mr, Hoover, although he made an admirable recent statement concerning 
the radical right, exaggerates the domestic Communist menace at every 
turn .and thus contributes to the public's frame of mind upon which 
the radical right feeds. Assistant Attorney General J. Walter Yeagley, 
who continues in charge of internal security matters, has always 
maximized the domestic Communist menace.* There is grave danger that 
the upcoming legal battle between the Department of Justice and the 
Coiamunist Party over registration (particularly if there are additional 
indictments of individuals) will itself fan these same flames. 



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Each Administration sinc§ World War II ".has maximized the 
Communist problem. It will therefore be no easy task for the Admin- 
istration to turn the corner and take a different attitude. But action 
along this line is necessary to contain and in the long-run to roll 
back the radical right* Without minimizing the Communist Party strength 
or potential in the thirties and forties,, it lias no capacity today to 
endanger cur national security or defeat' our national policies.. There 
is no need for' a further effort to dramatize 'the domestic Communist 
issue; the need now is to rein in those' who have created the unrea- 
soned fear of the domestic Communist movement in the minds of the Amer- 
ican people and slowly to develop a more rational attitude toward the 
strength of this movement, Without forbidding dissenting officials 
from expressing a contrary viewpoint (and thus evoking charges of 
muzzling Hoover, etc + ), an effort to take a more realistic view of 
domestic Communism by the leaders of the Administration would probably 
cause most of jthe Administration officials to fall into line and even 
some legislators might be affected thereby. Fifteen years of over- 
stating a problem cannot be reversed overnight, but thoughtful handling 
can reduce tensions and misconceptions in this area, too. 

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It would be the easier course to look the other way and say that 
the radical right will disappear when we solve our problems at home and 
abroad* But the radical right may, if it is not contained, make it 
more difficulty if not impossible, to solve our problems at home and 
abroad. 

Efforts to deal with radical right Generals and Admirals and 
Minutemen, investigation to determine whether to list radical right 
organizations , efforts to dam the illegal flow of money in th^ir 



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direction, efforts to set the domestic Communist problem in per- 
spective — all will evoke immediate charges of softness on Com- 
munism* But this is not a problem that can be swept under the rug, 
The Administration can no more combat the radical right by being 
"tough on domestic Communism" or appeasing radical right Generals 
than the Republican Administration was able to fight McCarthyism 
by its own excesses in this a?ea, It is very late in the day to 
start dealing with these problems, but it will never get earlier. 

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Additional copies of this report are available at 25$ each, or 
$20.00 per hundred, to Church League contributors only* 



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COMMUNISM FIGHTER 



Major Bundy To Speak 
Here Saturday Night 



By EDITH BELL LOVE 
Daily Mail Church Editor 

One of America's outstanding 
Communism fighters , _Maj. Ed- 
gar Grundy, former U. S. 
*Aif* i iroTfte~^telligence officer, 
will deliver an open lecture Sat- 
urday at 8 p.m . at Beverly 
Hills Baptist Church, Fretwell 
Dr., according to the church 
pastor, the Rev. Durell Fortner. 

His subject will be; 'The 
Communist Threat to American 
.Internal Security." 

BUNDY, OF Wheaton, 111., 
entered the U. S. Armed Forces 
in Feb. 1941 and rose in rank 
from private to major, seeing 
over six years of active serv- 
ice in Air Force Intelligence in 
every major theater of war. 

After returning to civilian 
life, he was invited in June 1949 
by Sen. Kenneth McKellar, 
chairman U. S. Senate Appropri- 
ations Commissioner to testify 
before the full committee in 
Washington on the entire Far 
Eastern situation. 

BUNDY PREDICTED under 
oath that SouJh^Sfea would be 
attacked by^ihe North Korean 
Communist forces which had 
been trained and equipped by 
the Soviets. The prediction was 
made one year and two days be- 
fore it occurred. He also.warn- 




MAJOR EDGAR C. BUNDY 

ed of the impending fall of Chi- 
na and scored the United States 
government at that time ap- 
peasement of the Soviet. Union 
and failure to recognize the Com- 
munist threat" in the Far East. 

Major Bundy, who still holds a 
commission in the Air Force Re- 
serve, is engaged in an active 
fight to wake the American peo- 
ple to the threat ofCpsimunism 
in their midst J^fore it is too 
late." 

The pubic is invited to attend 
this lecture against Communism 
this Saturday, ' Oct. 26, at 8 
p. m. at Beverly Hills Baptist 
Church. 







f Mr. Tolsoh 

| Mr. TMiuont- 

'- Ivir. T.I-.^r 

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Anderson, S. C« 




Date: 

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Bundy Cites Red 
Threat to Colleges 

Edgar C. Bundy, lecturer on] Quoting from* testimony of 
jcommuni'sm; said in a speech hoover released June 28, 1963, 



sere last night the director of 
he Federal Bureau of Investi- 
gation supports that action of 
jthe president of the University 
of Georgia in refusing to per- 
mit Communists to lecture on 
the university campus 



and taken last February, Bundy 
said, "The Soviet Union contin- 
to carry out an espionage 
and intelligence attack against 
this country on a scale; un- 
equaled in history." In the pur- 



Bundy, a major in the U.S.f ui t of their objective, Bundy 
Air Force Reserve and presently Voted Hoover as saying the 



rather take the side of the stu- 
dents than that of the president 
of the university while never 
jdting^what Hoover had to say." 



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chairman of the Laymen's Coun T 
cil of the Church League of 
America, has testified before 
(Senate investigative committees 
jon Communist activities in the 
| United States. He spoke last 
(night before an audience at the 
Bible Baptist Church," 

Bundy presented documented 
testimony from the House Com- 
mittee on Un-American Activi- 
ties warning of the objectives 
;bf the Communist party to de- 
I troy the internal security of the 
United States. 

Bundy said that in testimony 
before the House committee, J. 
Edgar Hoover, FBI director, 
isaid, "Several leaders of the 
| Communist party ... are ap- 
pearing as guest speakers on 
I campuses of leading American 
universities and colleges and 
■ are making recruits directly into 
the Communist party member- 
ship of American students." 
| Bundy quoted Hoover from 
the House testimony: "For that 
reason I do not believe that 
Communist spokesmen should 
>be allowed to speak on our cam- 
puses." , 

Bundy said, "I charge that 
the newspapers in Atlanta would |copies of Hoover's testimony 



Communists preach peaceful co- 
existence but they continue to 
apply and carry out an espio- 
nage effort, characterized by 
treachery, deceit and unlawful 
activities in an. attempt to obtain 
information concerning the se- 
curity of this country. 

Bund^ said the Kennedy ad«/ 
ministration has not pursued 
convictions of Communists unl 
der existing laws because "thejl 
busy with other activities \ 
which bring in more votes." 

Bundy said Hoover spoke of 

a realistic need for further 
tightening of our security on the 
homefront." Bundy declared; 
"This gives the lie to those who'' 
charge that there is no internal 
security leak and that conserva-. 
tive groups are dealing in witch ,' 
hunts." 

Bundy added, "It is not that; 
we do not have the truth; the! 
fact is that the truth, by and| 
large, is not being taken to thej 
American people by many seg-l 
ments of responsible n e w s j 
media." r 

Bundy is presently on a 105-1 
city tour of Georgia, Florida andf 
South Carolina. He distributed! 



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and other documents concern-! 
ing the Communist threat to thej 
United States after the meeting! 
last night. * > 4- -> i 






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Mr. Belm^C^ 

Mr. Mohr 

Mr. Caspar — £ 



Mr. Callahan-.-* 
3Ir. Conrad^^.— 

Mr. DeLoaJKn 

Mr. Evans. 
Mr. Gale 
rMr. Rosen^ 
Mr. Sullivj 
*Mi\ Tavel 
Mr. Trotter 
Tele.^Roonv 
Miss Holmes] 
Miss Gand; 





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newspaper, city and sfate.) 



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l« NOV 17 1963 



Date: 10/23/63 

Edition: Late News Pinal 

Author: 

Editor: John L. Sutlive 

Title: 



Character: 



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submitting office: Savannah 

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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Memorandum 

J J DIRECTOR, FBI 

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date: 12/19/63 



SUBJEGl 



MAJOR EDGAR C. BUNDY 

General Chairman 

Church League of America 

Wheaton, Illinois 

RESEARCH (CORRESPONDENCE AND TOURS) 




For information of the Bureau, there are 
transmitted herewith newspaper clippings appearing 
in the 12/11/63 issue of The Clearwater Sun , Clearwater, 
Fla., and the 12/12/63 issue of The Brancfon News , Brandon, 
Florida. 



On 12/16/63, 1 ^ 

Valrico, Fla., telephonically contacted the Tampa Division 
stating he had heard speech delivered by captioned 
individual at Brandon, Fla., on 12/15/63, and that BUNDY 
appeared to be critical of the United States government 
and the FBI. 



Upon being interviewed on 12/17/63, 



was 



unable to cite specific remarks made by BUNDY. He 
explained that some of these comments were "to o deep" 



said that 



and he was unable to understand them, 
there were 137 persons in attendance at the Brandon Civic 
Center, Brandon, Fla., where s ubject delivered his talk, 
and suggested contact with Dr. I I who 

also attended, and could furnish better information. 



On 12/17/63, Dr. 



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Limona Veterinarian Hospital, 

Fla., advised that BUNDY 1 s talk concerning communism 

in the churches was to the effect that the public should 

look out for communist front organizations. 



BUNDY, according to 



praised the FBI, but 




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was critical of Justice EARL WARREN for assuming the 
position he had on the Presidential Commission in 
connection with the investigation of President KENNEDY'S 
assassination, and also criticized DREW PEARSON for his 

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w ho also deliv ers similar 



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SPEAKER LASHES OUT AT AREA GROUPS 

GovernmenL^Agencies 
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IRENE ALBERT 

Sun Staff Writer 
- Speaking on the Communist 
threat tp America's internal se- 
curity, JTajor E. C. Bundy last 
night attacked government 
agencies at all levels for failing 
to act on information made 
available to them by J. Edgar 
Hoover, the FBI and other 
reputable sources. 

He told an audience at Clear- 
water High School that Com- 
munist agents have invaded 
every facet of American life; 
that they are to be found in the 
schools and churches, on the; 



r Eggcgnfo g heavily throughout 



discourse on quots^Robert Oppenheimer .recent 



his 

from Hoover's book, "Masters 
of Deceit," the major warned 
that although there has been a 
decline in membership in the 
Communist party U.S.A. since 
1945, Americans Should not be 
lulled into a sense of false se- 
curity "because the p a r t y 
wields an influence out of all 
proportion to its numbers." 
Front Organizations 
He reported more than 1,200 
Communist front organizations 
iir this country since 1935 and 



campuses, among business, and 
cultural ■ groupsf : W^telli- 
gentsia," and welHo-do citizens 
in positions of "opinion mold- 
ing" influence. 

Groups Accused 
Deploring this as an era of 
^attack the right and forget the 
left" — when conservative 
groups are accused of being 
hate-mongers "because they put 
their God and their country 
first" — the former U.S. Air 
Force intelligence officer and 
present chairman of the Nation- 
al Laymen's Council of the 
Church League of America said 
there are now 10,000 hard core 
party members in the United 
States. He reported an addi- 
tional 100,000 fellow travelers, 
sympathizers, "dopes and 
dupes," who operate under a 
cloak of respectability as Amer- 
ican citizens and contribute to 
the success of Soviet fifth col- 
umns activities within our bor : 



1$ made a "martyr" of Dr. 



ard R. MuiTOW^rfrcrj^Wndicate page, name of 



winner of the $50,000 Fermi 
award, who had never had his 
security clearance restored by 
the government. 

To combat this Communist 
threat, to America's internal se- 
curity, Major Bundy recom- 
mended "tax deductible contri- 
butions" of $10 and up to the 
Church League of America, 
r whose national headquarters are 
in Wheaton, 111. He said the or- 
ganization has "five tons of 
files" on subversive activities 
said t^^U-Sr Attorney" G^n" 'and is in a position to compile 
eral's office last year listed reports (for which there is a 



some 600 as still active. He also 
said that at present 200 new 
Communist front and infiltrated 
groups are under investigation 
by the FBI, "which is forbidden 
by law to open its files to the 
American people." He eitecr 
many of these groups as na- 
tional in scope — "transmission 
belts for the Communist con- 
spiracy" — with chapters in 



cities throughout the cou ntry. ^ 
'•--^h Connection with len-wuigf 
activities, Major Bundy men- 
tioned several area' groups and 
two Pinellas County residents by 
name — one of them a Clear- 
water resident, the other on the 
faculty of a university in the 
area — but warned the press 
that public mention of their 
names in this connection would 
make the offending newspaper 
subject to action for libel. He 
said that to safeguard the in- 
r terpretation of his statements 
his entire talk was being tape- 
recorded. 

Scored Media 
The major also scored the na- 
tion's mass media for not re- 
porting more fully the warnings 
from responsible sources re- 
garding Communism in the 
UnitecJ States, and changed that 
in an hour : lon£ televifeasa? irf* 



charge) on left-wing suspects in 
tbfvUmtei States. 

by Dr. Vrancis Loare and uie 
invocation pronounced by the 
Rev. Robert Coleman. \ 



newspaper, city and state.) 



pcj9B CLEARWATER SUN 
' CLEARWATER, FLA. 



Date: 



12/11/63 

Edition: City 

Author: Irene Albert 
Editcjiames A, Beardsley 



Character: 



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WISH TO ADVISE YOU OF A TREASONOUS ACT NOW BEING PERPETRATED 
AGAINST THE UNITED STATES. YOU HAVE STATED "WE ARE AT WAR WITH 
COMMUNISM", THE CONSTITUTION DEFINES TREASON AS GIVING AID 
TO ENEMY IN TIME OF WAR* FOOD IS FUNDAMENTAL WEAPON OF WAR, 
SHIP NAMED EXILONA LOADING AMERICAN WHEAT FOR RUSSIA IN NORFOLK, 
VIRGINIA TODAY. THIS IS TREASONOUS ACT. YOU ARE CHARGED WITH 



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Tour letter of February 3rd has been receivedgancF 
I want to thank you for your thoughtfulness in writing. * S 

While I would like to be of assistance, the FBI is 
strictly an investigative agency of the Federal Government and 
neither makes evaluations nor draws conclusions as to the 
character or integrity of any organization, publication or individual. 
In view of the foregoing, I trust you will understand why I cannot 
comment as you suggested. 

hi addition, information contained in the files of the 
FBI is confidential in accordance with regulations of the Department 
of Justice and is available for official use only. In this regard, I can 
assure you that Mr. Edgar C. Bundy has never had access to our 
files. 



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NOTE: Correspondent is not identifiable in Bufiles. Bundy, General 
Chairman of the Church League of America^ claims to have formerly been 
a Major in the Air Force Intelligence* ,jBe is a former Baptist minister 
who does much lecturing around fcfte^wwntry on communism and the Bureau 
receives frequent inqui*$$s Concerning him. The Church Leagugcof 
America has not been investigated by the Bureau. Young Americans for 
edom reportedly was establi^hs^l in September, 1960, and its purpose q- 
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Dear Mr. Hoover, 

Recently we had in Valdosta a speaker, Major 
Edgar C. Bundy,/ sponsored by the American Legion Post #13. 
Young Americans for Freedom and Church League of America. 

In this another America First of long ago which 
was proved to be Communist inspired? Is he quoting present or 
past records wholly or partially of the F. B. Fs findings in the 
Methadist Church? 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Dr. Anderson Arbury 

Mrs. Wiliiam T. Bruckner 

Mr. Edgar C. Bundy 

Mr. Richard M. DM worth 

Mrs. Paul Esslinger 

Mr. Rogers Follansbee 

Mrs. Walter A. Krafft 

Mr. James E. Lyon 

The Rev. Cameron MacKenzie 

The Rev. Victor E. Sears, D.D. 

Mr. Harry N. Stamper 

Mr. Edgar J. Uihletn 

Mr. Judson P. Wetherby 

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Director 

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Department of Justice Building 

Washington, D # C, 

Dear Mr, Hoover: 

Can you inform us as to whether or 
not there are any other States besides North 
Carolina and Ohio which have passed laws pro- 
hibiting the appearance of communist speakers 
on State-supported university and college 
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unable to furnish the endorsement you requested. The FBI 
is strictly an investigative agency of the Federal Government 
and, as such, does not make evaluations nor draw conclusions 
as to the character or integrity of any organization, publication 
or individual. I regret we are unable to help you but trust 
you will understand. 

Enclosed is some literature I hope will be of 
interest to you. \ 

Sincerely yours, 

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Tavel 

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Faith in Freedom 

4-1-61 LEB Introduction 




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The Torchbearers Club of ^e Oakdale Christian High School 
is sponsoring Major Edgartundy; as lecturer on April 
10 and 11, 1964. — d& , F 

It is the desire of the^ Torchbearers that you personally give 
a paragraph m writing indorsing his work. It may be that 
you could not go on record as such. If so, you may have some 
other way of giving your mark of approval. 

We will comply explicitly to any request on your oar t as to 
any statement. It is our desire to use this in our publicity 
work prior to Major Bundy's coming. 



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DR. BYRON S. LAMSON TO GIVE 
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS 

General Missionary Secretary, Byron 
S. Lamson will be commencement speaker on 
May 20 at the Oakd ale Free Methodist Church 

Since 1944 Dr. Lamson has directed the 
missionary endeavor .of the Free Methodist 
Church and traveled extensively throughout 
the world. 

Besides his activities which include 
missionary conventions , Dr. Lamson has 
published several books. VENTURE tells of 
the missionary program of the denomination 
The recent book TO CATCH THE TIDE is the 
story of the World Fellowship. 




WHAT WILL YOU DO? 

Jesus was sent to earth to give 
Salvation's plan, that man might live. 
Though of the Heavenly throne was He, 
Christ gave His life to set us free. 
He was subject to pain and trials, 
Beatings and mocking, yet spoke no vile. 

He stumbled on beneath the load 
The people did not seem to care; 
The cross on which He was to die- 
My sin had put it there. 

Spikes cruelly driven through hands and 

feet. 
How could that be fair? 
Guiltless and blameless, the Savior of men, 
Yet my sin had put Him there. 

A host of angels He could have called 
To take Him away from Calvary, 
But on the cross He bore my sin, 
The wonderful man of Galilee. 

What will you do with this Galilean? 
Yes, the One Who died for you I 
So many reject the Son of God J 

Answer What will you do? 

—Dale Bidwell, Senior 



FACULTY VACATIONS 

A number of the staff members of Oak- 
dale Christian High School will be travel- 
ing throughout the United States this 
summer. 

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Tre pus and family 
will be in California and Washington. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nelson will go to 
North Chili, New York, to see their daugh- 
ter and son-in-law graduate from Roberts 
Wesleyan College. 

Lillian Hoffman will continue taking 
graduate studies in the state of Oregon. 
She will spend part of the summer with. her 
parents there. 

Anita Jarrett will return to the 
University of Kentucky , where she is taking 
library science. 

Mrs. Jeannette Stratford will return 
to Eastern State College for, the summer 
sessions. 

Any church desiring staff members as 
speakers at your church during the summer 
months should contact our business office; 
Route 1, Box 288 Jackson, Kentucky. 



FORMER TEACHER PUBLISHES CANTATA 

Most of the beautiful music released 
this fall in the Christmas cantata, "The 
Word Made Flesh, 1 ' was written while Miss 
Dorothy Wheeler was a member of the staff 
at Oakdale. Miss Wheeler spent several 
years at two different times teaching 
piano, art, Bible, and directing the choir. 

Many of the pieces found in "The Word 
Made Flesh" were used first by choir groups 
at Christmas times herewhenMiss Wheeler 
directed the choir. The first time the 
cantata was given was Christmas, 1957, 
and. those who took part as well. as the 
many who heard the production will never 
forget the' thrill of hearing "Little Grey 
Donkey," "Glory to God," "Little/ White 
Lamb," and the other pieces. 

Congratulations, Miss Wheeler, that 
you have made it possible for others to 
enjoy your inspiration ! A number of 
churches have already used it this past 
Christmas season and others will want to 
do so in the coming years. "The Word 
Made Flesh was presented on the Light 
and Life Hour world-wide broadcast, Dec. 
23. Anyone interested may write to Vesper 
Publications, 35262 Acad ia Avenue, Yucaipa 
California. 



NOTICE 

There are openings in our boarding 
school for high school students of high 
Christian character desiring to attend a 
school of good scholastic and spiritual 
rating. 

Please apply to Willard Trepus, Prin- 
cipal, Oakdale Christian High School, Rt. 
1, Box 288, Jackson, Kentucky. 



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THE TRIP TO GREENVILLE 

Bright and early on the eleventh day 
of January, some sleepy basketball players 
and cheerleaders made their way to the 
cars that were ready to take them to Green- 
ville College in Illinois. The purpose of 
their trip was not only to play Central 
High School from McPherson , Kansas at 
Greenville, but also to look over the 
college and campus, which is one of our 
Free Methodist Schools. 

The trip was made without mishap and 
upon arrival we were Welcomed with a cordial 
greeting. After getting settled down to 
some extent, the ball team made themselves 
at home by having a short practice session 
in the H. J. Long Gymnasium. 

The following day, we were taken 
around the campus on a guided tour. The 
campus and buildings ■ were impressive and 
beautiful. That night, the basketballers 
of Oakdale met a little more than they 
could handle against a strong opposing 
team. Central won, but we put up a battle, 
despite a score of 72 to 53 at the end of 
the game. 

Even though we met defeat on the bas- 
ketball floor, . our purpose for going was 
not defeated. Some prospective students 
were introduced to the college and everyone 
enjoyed the stay at Greenville tremend- 
ously. -Don Stottsberry 



Homer Markey, Homer Jr., Rev, Chase 
Pearce Memorial S. S. 

"IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN 
TO RECEIVE" 

Oakdale has been the recipient of many 
blessings the last several months by groups 
from churches throughout the nation. We 
cannot recognize all of them here , but wish 
to say, "Many Thanks! You have made us very 
happy." 

During Thanksgiving when most of you 
were enjoying a vacation at home, two cars 
from Ronsomville Sunday School and F.M.Y. 
drove down and brought canned goods, vege- 
tables, and fruit. Mr. and Mrs. Richard 
Zink were promoters for this project. 

The Pearce Memorial Sunday School went 
all out to give Oakdale a wonderful Christ- 
mas. Early planning by Organizer Homer 
Markey and his committee brought a trailer 
load of items such as : Photographic equip- 
ment for the dark room, books for Oakdale' s 
library, and personalized gifts for staff 
and children. 

Thanks to Mr. Oliver Singleton of 
Pennsylvania for the fine aluminum ware 
received for the kitchen. 



YEARBOOK CLINIC 

Mrs. Willard Trepus and several from 
Oakdale attended the Kentucky High School 
Yearbook Clinic at the University of Ken- 
tucky on March 9. 

These sessions were not only infor- 
mative and helpful but also fun and edu- 
cational. 

An enthusiastic group of approxi- 
mately 400 college and high school students , 
yearbook advisors, editors, and staff 
BUY AN ANNUAL? ' members filled the ballroom of the student 
The ACORN, our yearbook, will provide Union Building to hear discussions on the 
glimpses into many different school aspects Preparation of better publications. 
Those interested in securing copies may Among those attending from Oakdale 
purchase them at $3.00 ner copy by writing were Lois Odermann, Charleen Zimmer, John 
to the school. Green i Davis Ferguson, and Mr. Gordon Bow- 

-Acorn Staff man, Acorn workers for next year. 
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Boys enrolled in our agricultural 
classes are busily constructing a new-type, 
plastic greenhouse, under the supervision 
of their instructor, David Tullar. It 
will make use of a method being tested by 
the University of. Kentucky, eliminating 
the need for artificial supplementary heat 
during the winter months. When the green- , 
house, measuring 20' by 50', is completed, 
the class will fertilize the soil, plant 
the seed, check growth at weekly inter- | 
. vals, and help harvest the crops. 

This will not rob them of valuable 
classroom instruction; on the contrary, 
it will provide the opportunity to put in 
practice the. principles learned in the 
classroom, This method of practical appli- 
cation has proved its value already in 
frequent sessions with the laying flock! 
and livestock at the school farm. Until 
now, it has been impossible to work with 
plants and soil management during the 
school months. A greenhouse will provide 
a "year-round garden" - truly, a plastic 
classroom. -David Tullar 



AN UNUSUAL VACATION? ( 

This summer, if you would like to 
have an unusual but exciting vacation, 
may we suggest that you come- to Oakdale? 
There is never a dull moment on our campus. 
Those of you who would like to get away 
from the hustle and bustle of city life 1 
would enjoy the quietness of our campus) 
and farm. There are many jobs that need 
to be done, but so few hands to do them J 
If you can do masonry work, carpentry,) 
gardening, painting, work in flower beds,* 
help in Vacation Bible Schools, Sunday j 
Schools, or cooking, I am sure you will fit 
in with our summer schedule. 

Our staff members work long hours 
during the school term and, except for a 
few short weeks in the summer, spend their 
"vacations" getting the campus ready for thi 
new school term. If you have a real desire' 
to do missionary work and want an inexpen- 
sive vacation, Oakdale will give you room, 
and board in exchange for your much-needed 
help this summer. 

Will you be a missionary for a day,i 
a week, a month? God will richly reward 
you. 



FORMER STUDENTS VISIT CAMPUS 

A number of the graduates of the class 
of 1962 have spent some time on our campus 
recently. 

Coming from Spencer, Iowa, were Ken- 
dall and Wendall Keir. They aptly expres- 
sed their appreciation of the school _by 
saying, "We surely have many fond memories 
of the school; the close fellowship of 
the teachers and students will. long be 
remembered." 

Johnnie and Ernie Gross of War Creek, 
Kentucky, now employed in Washington, D.C., 
have made visits to the campus each time 
they have visited with their parents. 

Virginia Kahl, now a student at the 
Kentucky Mountain Bible Institute, has 
been a frequent visitor to her alma mater. 

At Christmas time, June Miller and 
Gerda Bryant spent a day with us. 

One graduate expressed her opinion 
of the school when she wrote: "You tried 
to tell us how important it was to apply 
ourselves, mentally, physically, and spiri- 
tually, but we just couldn't see. Now that 
we have left 0CHS, we appreciate her" high 
standards-scholastically and spiritually. 
If I could just live those years all over ' 
again.'" 



Please notify us of your changeof address.' 
When you do, remember to give both your 
old and new address. Returns cost money,. 



CANDLE HOLDERS FOR SALE 

The Shop I and II classes have spent 
many hours making tiered candle holders 
from cedar wood which comes from the trees 
on our Oakdale Valley Farm. These holders 
are three -tiered and hold. five, . candles. 
They sell for two dollars a pair. Orders 
may be sent to Mr. Willard Trepus, Route 1 
Box 288, Jackson, Kentucky. . 

NEWS FLASH! ' . 

The Rev. A. C, Pounds, Jr.,' Pastor 
of the Oakdale Church, will re-enter the 
evangelistic field in the fall of this 
year. A successor has not yet been named. 
Your prayers for the leadership of the 
Holy Spirit are desired. Churches wishing 
to engage Brother Pounds for revival meet- 
ings can do so by writing him: Route 1, 
Box 288, Jackson, Kentucky. 

Oakdale Christian High School 

Route 1 Jackson, Kentucky 

Telephone .NO 6-5422 

Principal , Willard F. Trepus 

Editor Betty Tullar 

Asst. Editor Alvuv Schroeter 



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TORCHBEARERS CLUB A REAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE SCHOOL 



Now in its second year of existence, 
the Torchbearers Club has endeavored to 
increase its program and influence here in 
Oakdale Christian High School and the sur- 
rounding community. 

In our meetings this year we have en- 
deavored to analyze, discuss, and pass on 
to others information about our country and 
the world threat to democracy and our Amer- 
ican Heritage. We have not only studied 
the threats to our heritage, but also the 
values, responsibilities, and opportunities 
that are ours, as young Americans. 

In d oing this , we have had tape record - 
ings , book reviews , panel d iscuss ions , and 
films. The first filmwe viewed was "Oper- 
ation Abolition,' 1 which we were able to 
show to the entire high school. In a school 
assembly, we sponsored a panel discussion 
on the Cuban Crisis. We were able to reach 
the community through the film "The John 
Noble Story, fr which was shown in the church. 

We had a very challenging tape record- 



ing of Dr. Frank Laubach, on the world 
health program. Some of the other films 
we viewed were "The Red Sell," "The Spy 
Next Door," and "The Fall of China." 

Our organization has met twice a month 
in the Home Economics room. Often we have 
eaten lunch together, having our meetings 
between twelve and one o'clock. This or- 
ganization is open to young people between 
the ages of 13 and 23. Our chapter has a 
good library which is accessible to all 
members . 

Our sponsor is Miss Lillian Hoffman, 
the teacher of History and Home Economics. 
The officers are: Marty Trepus, President; 
John Green, Vice-President: Joyce Neace 
and Lois Odermann, Secretaries; Lillian 
Stratford, Historian; Dale Bidwell, Libra- 
rian. 

All in all the Torchbearers organiza- 
tion has made a real contribution to the 
students and school. It is the most pop- 
ular club on the campus. 



POSSESSIONS 

Where are your treasures? How much do you really possess? In what do you put 
your trust? What holds value for you? Can we count our possessions in dollars and 
cents? 

As Paul wrote to the Church at Corinth, he put it thus: "...as having nothing, 
and yet possessing all things. 

Since each one must answer the above questions for himself, we trust you will 
let us help you as you contemplate on them. The Class of '63 would appreciate your 
presence on Saturday evening, April 13, in Rhodes Hall where they will be presenting: 

"FOR HE HAD GREAT POSSESSIONS" ' . 



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OAKDALE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL 



Vol. 5, No. 1 



January 1964 



WHY A CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL? 



I have listened to talks on Christian Education. I have read the stories in "Teen 
Time 11 and "Evangel." I have read the articles in "Youth in Action" and in "The 5?r,§e 
Methodist." I have wondered why our concept of Christian Education seems to be that 
those fellows and girls who survive the secular public high school without losing all 
interest in God and religion, should then, of course, go on to a Christian college for 
their further training. Why don't we concentrate on Christian environment and Christ- 
ian training at the high school level? Do not our leaders know that the high school 
years are the most decisive years in a person's life? Don't they know that most of 
the young people from our homes and from our Sunday schools, when they graduate from 
high school, have already made the decisions which pretty well determine the pattern 
of the lives they will lead in this world - and their eternal destinies as well? 

Don't they know that we lose most of them (even though some may continue to attend 
church or Sunday school) during those years in the secular public high school ? 

Yes, I believe our leaders know these things. You and I know them. Then, why 
don't we do more about Christian high school education?I do not, of course, have all 
the answers, but here are five pertinent ones: 

1. The financial load of establishing enough Christian high schools to suDply the 
needs of all the youth from our homes and from our Sunday schools would be stag- 
gering. We feel sure we couldn't do it for all, so we do practically nothing, 

2. Many Darents feel they cannot afford to send their boys and girls to a Christian 
high school. The tax-supported public high school is free, well staffed, and well 
equipped, with the transportation free, in most cases. They have to pay extra for 
Christian education, and feel they can't afford it, especially when there are two 
or three in high school at the same time. 

3. Most parents don't want to send their young people away from home at such an early 

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CHAPLAINS 

The Chaplaincy Corps was organized here); 
at Oakdale one year ago. One purpose of the 
corps was to help those in our dorms to 
reach new heights in their spiritual life.i 

Chaplains were chosen by the advisors on 
the basis of their personal testimony, andj 
qualities of leadership. The thought is 
that the problems the students have are; 
sometimes easier to talk over with someone' 
of the same age group. 



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Route 1 


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Telephone 


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Princioal 


. . . Willard F. Trepus 


Editor 


Betty Tullar 


Asst, Editor. . . . 


.... Alvin Schroeter 


Typist 


Margaret Miller 



Not only does this benefut those in need , (l 
but it puts a challenge into the chaplain's, 
life and brings a blessing to their souls 



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Please notify us of your change of address. 
When you do, remember to give both your 
old and new address. Returns cost money. 
Our Zip number is 41339. 



Our advisors are Miss Jarrett and Mr) 
Schroeter. In the girls' dorm, the chaplains 
are Kay Mar low and Marilyn Bishop. In the 
boys' dorm, they are John Green and Dale 
Shelar. j 

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Pray for these people, for their effec 7 . 
tiveness is in the concern and prayer behind 
them. --John Green, Jr.-Sr. Boys' Chaplain 



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4. Some do not recognize the danger of the public high school, and if they do, many 
parents are quite sure they can offsejt the influence of the secular high school by 
the influence of their home and by insistence on regular attendance at church and 
Sunday school. In rare cases this has 1 , worked, but many fine Christian parents who 
have tried it have seen their boys and girls slip away from them in spite of their 
best efforts - through the influence (of the secular public high school. An almost 
necessary condition for success is to have a sizeable group of Christian kids who 
stick together, and who have an active Christian witness. 

5, Most homes do not have the rigid discipline that must of necessity be maintained 
in a Christian school at the high school level. Also, many of the kids themselves 
become pretty well secularized even] before they reach high school age, and they 
don't want the discipline of a Christian high school (much as they need it); so 
they don't. Then, when they have finished J the secular high school, they don't 
choose a Christian college either, j 

The world is worldly; it always was and always will be, Secular education is 
secular, or worldly. Perhaps atheism isn't taught in the classroom, but secularism. 
is. Pleasure, money, recognition in this world - these are the goals of secular edu- 
cation. Fill the teenager's mind with these, and there is no room for the Christian 
concent of an absolute and utter dedication and devotion to God, for a life of service 
to others. ,[ 

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This Christian concept is taught in the Christian high school, and exemplified in 
lives of dedication and devotion on the '/part of faculty and staff. There is the strong 
soiritual atmosphere, instead of the pull of the world. Having a Christian testimony 
is the normal, expected thing, instead of ', something that sets one apart as a "square," 
and there is training for Christian service. At this age, boys and girls need more of 
this than they will get through home or (church, The Christian high school is the only 
means of suop lying this need'. I 

If I must choose between the Christian high school and the Christian college for my 
children, I will choose the Christian high school because it fills the most strategic 
need. Thank God, I don't have to make fhis choice. Mine shall have both. 

C. E. Odermann. Kentucky - Tennessee Conference Superintendent 

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i ' THANK YOU 

•To our many friends we cannot go, 
And our thankfulness is hard to show, 
But with words we will try to say 
"Thank you to all" in a brand new way. 

To you who came our school to see, 
And you who brought your gifts so free, 
Like squash, and apples, and other food, 
And many other useful gifts so good. 

To you who S&H green stamps gladly save, 
And Betty Crocker coupons freely gave, 
To you who at Christmas, when snow was in 
drifts, 
Gave generous, loving, and thoughtful 

gifts. 

To each of you who from day to day, 
Remember our students and school when you 
pray 
To all of you, we wish to say: 
"May the blessing of God be yours alway." 

Margaret Miller, Sec. , 

P.S. We still need S&H green stamD books. 



BETROTHAL TOLD 

The staff members, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis 
Stratford, are happy to announce the en- 
gagement of their daughter, Katharine, to 
Mr. Gerald Collette, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Collette of McPherson, Kansas. Katharine 
was graduated from Oakdale in the class of 
'62. Gerry was graduated from Central 
Junior College of McPherson, Kansas. Both 
are currently students at Greenville Col- 
lege, _ Greenville, Illinois. Katharine is 
majoring in elementary education. Gerry 
is planning to teach high school mathematics. 

An August wedding is Dlanned. The 
couole will make their first home together 
in Greenville, Illinois. 





ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED 

At the annual Thanksgiving dinner, 
Principal Willard F. and Dale Trepus made 
the formal announcement of the engagement 
of their daughter Kathleen M. to Norman N. 
Engell, son of Rev., Norman H. Engell of Mt 
Pleasant, Pennsylvania. Kathleen is a 
graduate of O.C.H.S. class of '61 and is 
now a junior at Roberts Wesleyan College, 
North Chili, New York. Her major is music, 
Norman, a senior, is also attending Roberts 
and is majoring in mathematics. Both Kath- 
leen and Norman are Dlanning on returning 
to the Oakdale camous as teachers. 

The wedding will take place June seventh, 
in the DeCan ChaDel on the Oakdale camous. 



OAKDALE GETS A BUS 

Late in November we received word from 
Mr. Tullar' s father that he had located a 
good used school bus for Oakdale near his 
home in Western New York. Contacts were 
made along the route to make use of the bus 
in bringing to the school used clothing and 
refrigeration equipment for our proposed 
walk-in freezer. It was a profitable trip 
and the^bus has been in constant use since 
its arrival on campus. 



"THE MASTER CALLS" 

i From two senior citizens who have giv- 
en wholeheartedly time out of their retire- 
ment years have come these words to chal- 
lenge you: -senior citizens, teachers, build- 
ers, those who would like a profitable va- 
cation, these words have been penned. Will 
you acceDt the challenge? 

Rise uo, ye servants of God! 
Be done with lesser things; 
Give heart soul, mind and strength 
To serve the King of King. 

Rise uo, ye servants of God! 
Oakdale for you awaits. 
Recruits are needed for her task. 
Help us make Oakdale great. 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lake 




ADULT SEWING CIASS 

Every Tuesday morning for ten w,eeks 
several ladies from the community' have 
boarded the busses to attend the adult 
sewing class at Oakdale Christian High 
School. Each lady made a cotton dress 
during the series of classes, as a way 
of learning some new sewing skills, The 
class met in the Home Economics room from 
8:30 to 10:00 a. m. and closed with a 
devotional time. Those participating 
in the class were: Martha Lutes, Louise 
Roberts Lilly Mae Noble, Dorothy Mullins, 
Lucille Gabbard. and Mattie White. 

For .several years the staff of OCHS 
has been interested in meeting the requests 
for adult classes. It is hoDed that more 
classes will be offered in the future. 



a SENIOR SPEAKS OUT. 



THE PASTOR WRITES 

Why Oakdale? This question has been 
asked over and over again since we accepted 
this pastorate. Let me emphasize three 
facts in answering. 

First. Oakdale has a puroose for being. 
We are not competing with any other schools 
or churches* we are minding God! Under 
the leadership of the Holy Spirit, young 
oeonle are coming to Oakdale Christian High 
School from many states. Here they receive 
not only an education, but also an oppor- 
tunity to become established in the things 
of the Lord. Here, sanctified teachers, 
. give not only their best, but also them- , 
selves to the challenge of making these 
young oeoole the Christian leaders of tomor- 
row. 

Second. Oakdale Christian High School 
has a mission! We are not a church, a 
school, and a community. We are a solid 
front, united for the purpose of making 
Jesus known to a lost and dying world. 

We are not visionary - we have a vision! 

We are not day-dreaming - "The day is at 
hand! 

We are not complainers - we are con- 
querors! We desire the souls of lost men 
and women, boys and girls at home and around 
the world* this is our mission! 

Third Oakdale Christian High School 
has a message. Emphasized from the oulpit, 
from the classroom, and from the new is 
the e v Perience of a clean heart made oos- ■ 
sible by the sanctifying power of the Holy 
Ghost. First, last, and always, this is 
our message - holiness unto the Lord. 

Thus as we are asked the "why" of Oak- 
dale, we can answer with radiant counte- 
nance: We have a purpose: we have a 
mission: we have a message," 

Pastor, Marvin G. Wheeler. 



"I certainly thank God for ever speak- 
ing to my heart and showing me that I had 
a real soul need. I thank God for sending 
old-fashioned conviction to my heart which 
caused me to come to an altar of prayer, 
confess, and forsake my sins. I am glad to 
say that He forgave me of my sins, lifted me 
out of the miry clay, and set my feet on 
the solid rock, Christ Jesus, 

"I am also glad to say that God showed 
me that I needed to have the inbred sin 
nature eradicated. I asked the Lord to 
perform this eradication and He did. I can 
report uo-to-date victory. 

David. Kimberl in 



MEYERS - MICHIGAN TRIP 

Again the Lord fulfilled His promise to 
us. "Seek ye first the Kingdom...." 

We left Oakdale Valley Farm October 31 
to go to Michigan for produce for the school, 
trusting the Lord to supply our need. We 
took with us the two little ones we have 
been caring for these past several months, 

Little Wayne became ill, necessitating 
hospitalization and it was a busy time. 
There was the rounding up of produce, and 
the holding of services and the Lord bles- 
sed our souls in a wonderful way. We spoke 
in four churches showing slides of the Oak- 
dale work, emphasizing that we are stress- 
ing the standard of holiness. 

,, '"Again this year we realized how willingly 
People give if they know the need . As we 
loaded the carryall with boyes of clothing 
and the truck with apples , potatoes , onions , 

"and- carrots, toDped with about 50 bales of 
straw (needed so much in Kentucky), our 
hearts were filled with praise to our 
heavenly Father. 

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February 20, 1964 



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has not been exhausted, we would greatly appreciate receiving 
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tress of mind, I must confess — a Special Report to All Church 
League Supporters , authored by Edg^ar^C^Bim^. He quotes from 
this article of yours a paragraph that we would like to see in 
its full context. We would also like to be able to check on 
whether the italics in it are yours or his; for they do not 
seem, somehow, like ones that you would have put in. If we 
saw the paragraph in its context, however, we might discover 
that you had a reason for the italics. 

In any event, when we compare the paragraph 
with, for example, your article in the Christian Herald of 
January 1962 — "Let's Fight Communism Sanely!" — we feel 
that the difference in emphasis probably reflects a difference 
in the time-settings of the two pieces. In any case, we do 
need to be able to compare one whole with another whole, and 
not just a paragraph with a whole. Hence, this request. 

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a number of years* However, since you desire to know the 
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Edgar C. Bundy, a professional anti communist with whom we have absolutely 
no dealings. We are aware that in 1961 he circulated a M Special Report to 
all Church League Supporters" attacking Louis Cassels who has written 
articles suggesting that the communist influence in religion is not as great 
as some of the right wing extremists have claimed. In this paper, Bundy 
attacked Assistant. Director Sullivan. He quoted from "God or Chaos?" which 
appeared in "SedbbokdMagazinerin 1949. His quotation is the third paragraph] 
on pagfe 7 of this article beginning, tr Many Communist fronts. . ." and ended with 
the next to last sentence in the paragraph. Bundy added emphasis to the first 
word Many and tothe\w6rds-- in the churches —in the second sentence. 
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sent to the | | so they will be able to see the entire article and the 

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early a eralnr. of 2/12/84. During tail 

I l adriaed her huaband that ea the night of 2/11/64 she 
was listening to a radio broadcast which sha>Jbelieved originated 
in Chicago. The speaker w as allegedly gDGaRSUHDY (ph) and, 
.according, .to »rs. | ' 1 the wpasVcr aade^sese reference of "■ > 
hawfar "been ia the FBI laboratory in Washington, B.C.* Mr, \,, 

I stated that according to his wife the tenor of BUNBY's :rcM ■'** 

rosaries was to the effect that be had bees able to gain access 
to the TBI Laboratory whale others were set allowed to visit this 
part of the TBI headquarters. 



stated be is aware that visitors to the fBI ' 
Building in Washlngien, B.C. are escorted through a portion of 

the fBI laboratory during the course of a regular tour of fBI f\ 

facilities. v 



Istated he was furnishing the above to this 

office la the event the fBI desired to obtain a tape of the 
above Mentioned broadcast and review sane. 



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s information. In the event the Bureau desires that 

the tape of the aforementioned broadcast be located, it is 
sug gested th at the Bureau direct the Cincinnati Office to contact 
Mrs. | | ia ardor to secure as such Identifying data as 

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1 - Chicago (Info.) 
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UNITED STATES GO^^lNMENT 

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Mr. W. C. Sullivan J^i 

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/subject: EDGAR C. BUNDY 

CHURCH LEAGUE OF AMERICA 



j Attached is a letter dated February 25, 1964, which .has ^ 
J just been received from the captioned individual in which he makes 
J reference tojkiiews release of January 30, 1964, to the Associated 
j Press by the^Ioint Commission on Ecumenical Relations of the General 
Conventi^p^tl^ Protestant -Episcopal Church in the U t S£. This uca : 
CommissiSSh/^ttOT that members of their study committee had met wifh 
a representative of the FBI and were not able to discover facts that 
support charges of communist penetration of the National Council of 
Churches* 



vThe Bureau's attention has heretofore been directed to this 
news release as is reflected in my memorandum dated January 31, 1964, s 
which answered the Director's question in this connection. Attached ^ 
is a copy of this memorandum which adequately describes the circumstances 
which were involved # J A 



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While Bundy in his letter pledges support to the Bureau and& 
claims he has consistently defended the Bureau, this is only one of 
his tactics ♦ He^i^^o^friend of the Bureau but his basic emnity 
through the years, particul^iyT^r^^^Sst two years, i s reflec ted 
, b y, his a ttacks on the Director and other Bureau officials ror an 
\&JLl£fl^U^ He xs a pious hypocrite who brags 

jabout being an ordaiiTed ffi 

•is a sexual pervert and has been for years and these activities are 
well known to hundreds of ministers throughout the country* 

It is not believed desirable to dignify his letter to us 
with a reply. We have not been acknowledging Bundy 1 s recent letters 
to the Bureau* 



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1 - Mr* Mohr 

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EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 
Edgar C Bundy 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Dr. Anderson Arbury 
AArs. William T. Bruckngr^ 
ar C. BuQjdy 



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Mr. Edgar 

Mr. Richard M. Dilworth 

Mrs. Paul Esslinger 

Mr. Rogers Follansbee 

Mrs. Walter A. Krafft 

Mr. James E. Lyon 

The Rev. Cameron MacKenzie 

The Rev. Victor E. Sears, D.D. 

Mr. Harry N. Stamper 

Mr. Edgar J. Uihlein 

Mr. Judson P. Wetherby 

Mrs. H. Dillon Winship 

Mrs. Gladys Zuidema 



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Miss Gandy. 



February 25, 19 6*4 



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Honorable J. Edgar Hoover, Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

U. Si Department of Justice Building , f\ 

Washington, D.C. c$ 

Dear Mr. Hoover: -* 

There have recently come into this headquarters a 
deluge of letters from every corner of the United 
States, many from members of the Protestant-Episcopal 
Church, questionning a news release which was given 
out on January 30, 1964 to the Associated Press by 
a group calling itself the Joint Commission on Ecumenical 
Relations of the General Convention of the Protestant- 
Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. r— — 

This commission stated "the members of our study committee 
met with personnel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
but were not able to discover any fact or record that 
would support such charges" , meaning charges that the 
National Council of Churches had been penetrated by 
communist influence or propaganda. 

Perhaps you will recall that the House Committee on Un- 
American Activities conducted a full hearing for Secretary 
of the Air Force, Dudley Sharp on February 25, 1960 in 
relation to certain statements in the Reserve non-commissioned 
officers training manual on Internal Security* - — 

At that time it was stated by the Chief Counsel of the 
House Committee, Mr. Richard Ar ens,' that a check of committee 
sources and files showed that more than one hundred persons 
in leadership positions in the National Council of Churches 
had been associated with communist enterprise^rurmin^ into 

th. thous a n<BCH4 ;; '#040 * l -'*',£££ >43. 

When the House Committee, tinder the chairman^r^orM^he" iate 
Congressman FpSjipis JE. Walter, invited leaders of the National 
Oouncil of Chur cites *to'' appear under oath before this same 
committee, and deny the committee's documentation, these 
leaders of the National Council of Churches refused to do so. 



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You will* also recall that during your testimony before the Sub- 
committee on Appropriations of the U.S. House of Representatives 
in 19 61 you were asked the question by Congressman ElfordL CfidfeElMU?$£ 
of Michigan why the National Council of Churches and its leaders were 
^so naive toward the threat posed by communism in this country. 

This question was followed by a detailed answer by yourself. 

Although you did not mention the National Council of Churches spe- 
cifically in your reply, the question was concerned, in the main, 
with the National Council of Churches. 

Over a period of years the Church League of America, its officers, 
Board of Directors, and the countless thousands of members and supporters 
we have throughout the United States in every branch of the Christian 
faith, have whole-heartedly supported the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
and its Director. We have defended it from the public platform, over 
radio and television, and in debates with communists and communist 
sympathizers throughout our country. We have avoided hysterical, un- 
supported, and undocumented charges or statements. We have reproduced 
the statements of the Director and his testimony before the various 
committees of the Congress, starting with his "Menace of Communism" 
given to the House Committee on Un-American Activities on March 26, 

We have written resolutions in the Illinois Department of the American 
Legion, in the Sons of the American Revolution and for other patriotic 
groups in this country supporting the F.B.I. 

Consistently, we have told all of our audiences, orally and in print, 
that the Federal Bureau of Investigation does not furnish evaluations 
or comments on any organizationsor individual. We have cited your own . 
'letters to us, your statements to the Committees of the Congress, and 
your statements to the press in this regard. We have told them that 
the F.B.I, can only gather data, process it, and send reports to the 
Executive Agencies entitled to receive -such information. 

*We cannot believe that the Joint Commission on Ecumenical Relations of 
the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. 
would be given evaluations or comments on the National Council of 
"Churches by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, from personnel which 
are not identified in the press dispatches. This, of course, would be 
in violation of the rules governing the conduct of the Bureau as stated 
by yourself time and time again. 

In order to answer the many hundreds of letters which have come into 
this headquarters from concerned Episcopalians and members of other 
branches of the Christian church,, we would appreciate a statement of 
clarification in regard to the meeting of the Joint Commission on 
Ecumenical Relations of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in the U.S.A. with "personnel of the Federal Bureau of In- 
vestigation, " 



Very sincerely yours, 



ECB/de 





Edgar C. Bundy 
Executive Secretary 



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original and it c®ntoii» \t^iis^.;v , as4«rlia£ag^| 

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UNITED STATES GOVERI^fcl 

Memorandum 




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subject: 



Mr* DeLoach 




date: 2-17-64 



[BACKGROUND^ 

Our New Orleans Office has advised us that 
Ifrom Shreveport, Louisiana, on 2-12-64. 



Cincinnati earlier that date and that she told him that she had heard a radio broadcast th 




advised that he 






she believed originated in Chicago on the evening of 2-11-64 wherein an individual whose \*\ 
name she believed was Edga^Bund y (phonetic) ma de reference to having "been in the FBKy 



stated that, according to his wife the teifts 
[of Bundy f s remarks was to the effect that he, Bundy, had been able to gain access to the v 



| Laboratory in Washington, D. C. u 
of Bundy 1 s remarks was to the effe 
FBI Laborator y while others were not allowed to visit this part of FBI Headquarters. 

said he was aware that visiters to FBI Headquarters are escorted through a\ 

[portion of the Laboratory during a regular tour of our facilities. He said he was furnishing 
the above information in the event we desired to obtain a tape of the above-mentioned broad- 
cast and review same. M* 

I INFORMATION IN BUF1LES: 



Jan 



Ld his organization are well known to us. He is an extremist and |* 
you will recall that in March, 1961, he telephoned your (Mr. DeLoach 1 s) office to complairp 
that Assistant Director Sullivan's approach to communism was a s erious det errent to thostr 
trying to expose this menace. The Director noted at that time that | "is a fanatic £ 

and therefore irresponsible/' According to our files as of June, 1962, the Internal Revenw 
Service was investigating him for not having filed income tax returns for a period of nine || 
j years. SAC Mason re cently advised us that this matter is still not adjudicated. S AC Mascli 
advised that | [ contacts him approximately once a year and he has noted that | 

has been becoming visibly more nervous and unstable, and appears to be on the verge of a 
I nervous breakdown. 

Our files reflect tha t one Edgar C. Bundy 

individual referred to by| pove is 8b Executive SOW MHjW^JUfe Church League of 

America in Wheaton, Illinois. The Church League of America is a radical anticommunist 



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1 - Mr. Suliivan - Enclosure";;' 

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[group. Bundy is a former Baptist minister who claims to have been a major in Air Force 
Intelligence and who, posing as an expert, travels throughout the country giving lectures 
on communism. He is typical of the irresponsible "professional" anticommunists who 
make a living of touring the country and charging fees for their lectures. He has also 
made money by selling U. S. Government publications at a price higher than they can be 
purchased from the U. S. Government Printing Office. He was a subject of an impersonation 
investigation in 1950 when he allegedly represented himself as a former FBI Agent; however, 
this allegation was not substantiated. We have warned him to desist efforts to trade off 
pur reputation in connection with "anticommunist kits" which he sold at meetings and which 
contained several FBI pamphlets obtained free and in quantity through sources in Washingon. 
Bundy has also been warned by the Air Force to cease creating the impression that he is \ 
I still an officer in active status, having access to intelligence information. The American 
Jgion dismissed him from all posts with the organization in 1957 as they considered him 

fa troublemaker. { 

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Our files reflect that Bundy is known to be a sexual pervert and he allegedly • 
I favors satisfying his perverted desires with young boys. His homosexual activities are • 

I allegedly known to hundreds of ministers across the country. ! 

Bundy has been critical of the Director and other Bureau officials in recent 
[years alleging that they were taking a soft stand on communism and were allowing these 
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1. That the Cincinnati Office be requested to contact] | in an 

I effort to determine the time and station on which she heard alleged remarks made by 
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discreet inquiry in an attempt to obtain full background information concerning this broad- 
cast and a tape of it if possible. 

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3. That in accordance with these recommendations the attached airtel be 
approved and sent to Cincinnati and Chicago. 




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I have received your letter of March lith and can 
understand the concern prompting your communication* 

While I woald like to be of service to you, I am 
not in a position to comment akng the Uses you have suggested. 
Information contained in the files of the FBI must be maintained 
as confidential in accordance with regulations of the Department 
of Justice aadiis available for official use only. X regret I am 
unable to be of help in this Instance and hope you will not infer 
either that we do or do not have data ia our files relating to the 
subject you mentioned. 






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MAR 17 1964 

COMM-FBt 



Sincerely yours, 



J. Edgar Hooves 

John Edgar Hoover 
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Tolson 
Belmont . 

Mohr 

Casper _ 
Callahan 
Conrad __ 
DeLoach 

Evans 

Gale 

Rosen 

Sullivan . 

Tavel 

Trotter _ 



Let's Fight Communism Sanely I 

Security statement, 4-17-62 
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NOTE: Correspondent is not identifiable in Bufiles. Edgar G % :Bundy is 

well known to Bufiles as a former Baptist minister who has drone much 

— rv lecturing on communism. He has attacked the National Council of Churches* 
-%fi£fj The Bureau has been most circumspect in deaHn|*iwmiB^^ an 

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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
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Recently The Reverend Ed gar C . Bun dy preached in our city^and suggested 
there were proWommunists or at" ie^sFTeTt-wingi tendency in some circles of The 
Methddist Church- -' ! 



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some reliable Ksource of information to repudiate or substantiate "such 
I would .be . grateful for any ; help you might suggest 



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Your letter of March 9th has been received and * 
I want you to know how very much I appreciate your kind o 

comments concerning our work and the sentiments you expressed. 



Although I would like to be of service, information 
in the files of the FBI must be maintained as confidential in 
v : accordance with regulations of the Department of Justice and is /; 
; available for official use only. I regret I am unable to answer 
-- your questions and I hope you will not infer that we either do 
iA or do not have data in our records relative to^your inquiries. I 
' would also like to point out tha t Mr. E dgar C^Bug^J 1 ^ not had 
> access to our files, is not a persoimiTrlenfof Assistant Director 
:1 Cartha D. DeLoach and has received no assistance from this 



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Belmont . 
Mohr . 
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Sullivan . 
Tavel . 
Trotter . 
Tele. Room"*: 
Holmes . 
Gandy _ 



Communism is indeed a most serious threat to our 
Nation 1 s future and it is important for our citizens to educate themselves 
regarding this menace so they will be able to resist its influence. 
I firmly believe, however, that communism will not be defeated 
'through a mere negative approach. Being against communism is 
toot enough unless we also know what we are for. Americans ha$e 
(inherited from their forefathers the greatest form of governing 
■ever established and it is the duty of each of us to do his pajrtfn a , ( 
positive manner to help preserve the liberties we enjoy. Up on# x? 
individual can do everything, fc$; each of us can spend sopae o^t^ y 
time in useful endeavo^^st^eje^e^ our public insti^tibn^ ^ 
other words, we should support and participate in ou^emoc;arfic form 



, of government if we really wagt^pproye its superiority oval any 
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Enclosed is literature I hope will be of interest 
to you. Perhaps you will also want to read my books, "Masters 
of Deceit" and M A Study of Communism," which were written to 
help Americans gain an insight into communist strategy and 
tactics, both in this country and abroad* Copies may be avail- 
able at your local library; 

Sincerely yours, 
& EdgK Hoover 



John Edgar Hoover 
Director 



Enclosures (5) 

Faith in God—Our Answer to Communism 

Faith in Freedom 

Keys to Freedom 

Lets Fight Communism Sanely! 

Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 

NOTE: Correspondent cannot be identified in Bufiles. We are 

well aware of the activities of Mr. Edgar C. Bundy who is a 

pious hypocrite and a professional anticommunist of the worst 

sort. He has claimed to support the FBI while attacking 

some of its officials. He is a sexual pervert ^ and we have absolutely 

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EASON'S CHAPEL 

F. Edgar Hoover 3/9/64 

federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

I hope you will not think it presumptious of 
me to be writing to you in this manner, because I 
know you are a busy man. However, I have put this 
letter off as long as I dare, and would like to 
indulge your time, or a few minutes of someone's 
time in the FBI. 

It has become right common in our section of 
the nation for people to sit in the dark and "snipe" 
at the Church and Church Related agencies at work 
in our nation. They seem to delight in casting just 
enough light on something to muddle the issue, and 
then go no further. Then when you confront them with| 
certain truth's they immediately yell "persecutions 
and will not face the issues. Others will use the 
tatic of "Quotes" that most of us do not have acess 
to, or do not have the time to major on, and there- 
fore, have to take the accusations without being 
able to search it out, and know if it is true. It 
has been my observation through the years, that the 
devil will use any devise possible to cause God's 
Church to become ineffective and meaningless. lany 
o$ the snipers, I am sure are men and women who mean 
well, and need to be given a vibice, sothat we do not 
become duped by whatever force would dupe up. 

Therefore, I want to ask you some questions. 
The answers, whether I like them ore not, I want to 
be straightforward and haneflfcfcf,If you will help me, 
,1 shall greatly apreciate it. 

The first of these has to do with my own 
Methodist Church, I was. brought up in the Methodist 
Church. At 15 years of age was converted in the 
Methodist church, and now for 16 years, haie been 



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a minister in* it. Are there now,, or 5 has there been 
'in recent, jears, known Communist in our Church, es- 
pecially' In the Ministry of our church? If so, who 
are they? If you arejjliberty to discuss this, I 
shall appreciate it very much* Mr. EdgarJ 3undgt, 
recently stood in the school Audftorium Tnour fair 
'city of CQ.axton, Georgia, and slung accusation after 
accusation at the Church of which I am a member. It 
has occured to me, that if there are known communist 
in our church, then why aren't we doing something 
about it. Many of folks in this section are upset 
by these things, -\&hd I <&hink it should be brought 
out into the open. Mr. Bundy quoted ym ~a3~-FBI 
head, and al£oJg «_j)eloach L whom ho_claims as warm 
pe~rs 0B"aI"jr riend,_as some of his author ily°foT~such 
claims7^as°l?eTr as many congressional hearings that 
were supposed to be and are being holjl all the time. 
Mr. Hoover, What about these accusations? Please 
help $e at this point. 



The second of these Questions has to do with 
the National Council of Churches in America. Is it 
considered by your office, communist front, and com- 
munist infiltrated? Do you consider it a peddler of 
the communist line? It is hard, from where I sit to 
know whether much of what I hear from people like 
Dr. Carl Mcl^tyre and others of that group, to know 
whether their quarrell is one of theology and social 
causes, or if the National Council is literally a 
communist inspired, and infiltrated group that cannot 
be trusted. 



Based on the answers I get from the above quest- 
ions, what can I, one Methodist Preacher do, to serve 
the cause of God and Americanism better? I am not no? 
a communist, nor do I puppet the cause of communism. 
I do not want to allow my church be used for that 
purpose. My people are real-red-blooddd Americans, 
who have fought to make this country what it is. 
<J want it to stay that waym by the Grace" of God, 



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What "is "your advice to men* like rae, who cannot 
take the_ time to read every hearing in Washington 
and attend every conference held anywhere in the 
nation ofi Communism? Just last^fall, we had a 
conference in our own state, sponsored by the Metho- 
dist churches of Georgia, that sought to face up to 
the Communist threat in our nation. One of the man 
on your staff was present and spoke. I cannot really| 
believe that the preacher's of my Conference are on 
the side of the communist. We may have our quarrellsl 
about interpretation of Scriptures, and Social issues 
of our day. But I cannot believe that we have any 
who have sold out to the^Communist Cause in our 
own two conferences in G orgia. Please help meiin I 
this cause* Write me back as soon as possible as I 
musliknow, ! 

i May God bless you richly in your work. You havel 
rendered this Nation one of the greatest pieces of 
service that has ever been rendered. You have. the 
respect and admiration of every man I know in my 
circle of friends. They trust you, and admire youf 
integrity. I shkll be waiting to hear from you. 



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Dear Sir: 



If possible I would like to get sdfiTe concrete 
facts aboufcthe F. B. I. T s findkjgs on the National Council of 
Churches. Groups like th e ifhurch League/ are always quoting 
Mr. Hoover (as on the last page of the enclosed pamphlet) in 
descrediting the National Council. K they should be discredited 
I would like to know it. If not I would like to know this too. One 
way or the other I would like to know the truth. Thank you. 

Sincerely, 





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Eternal Vigilance is Forever the Price of Freedom* 






Vol. 27, No, 3 



Wheaton, Illinois 



March, 1964 



IS THERE A COMMUNIST THREAT ? Part I 



From every part of the United States, every day 
of the year, come letters into the headquarters of the 
Church League of America which read like this: 
"My minister says that the anti-communists and 
the fundamentalists are spreading hysteria and 
- -are dividing^ the churches and our "country by 
charging that there is a serious communist con- 
spiracy operating within the United States. Is 
this true?" 

"My professor told the class in political science 
yesterday that the anti-communists are engaged 
in a huge profit-making business by creating com- 
munist ghosts in America — ghosts they are; not 
realities." 

"I wrote my newspaper columnist friend and 
asked him if it were true that the communists and 
their propaganda had invaded every major phase 
of American life, and he replied that only men- 
tally ill people made such charges, such as Mc- 
Carthyites, Birchites, anti-liberals, Gas Light-age 
Republicans, fundamentalists, and sick, sick, sick 
people. What am I to believe?" 
"My professor of religion said that charges of 
communist influence in the National Council of 
Churches is a bold-faced lie invented by the dis- 
credited Mclntire crowd. Is he right?" 
"Is it true that the FBI and the House Un-Amer- 
ican Activities Committee have 'cleared' the Na- 
tional Council of Churches?" 

How would you answer these thousands of letters 
-which- come-^from-people- of all walks -oWife living 
in every part of the Nation and members of the 
Armed Forces? Answering such letters constitutes 
the major task of the Church League and its limited 
staff in the Research Section of the national head- 
quarters and, we never catch up. Why should 

such a task on the part of the Church League be 
necessary in a country which is supposed to be the 
most enlightened of any on the face of the globe 

which has more modern communications 

devices reaching the entire population of the United 
States all day long than any other combination of 
nations in the world? 

We believe that the answer is: It is not because 
we do not have the truth or facts. There are thou- 
sands of pages of sworn testimony and exhibits, 
entered into the official hearing records of the U. S. 
Congress, and contained in the consistent testimony 
of men like J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation, who has served his country 
for 46 years and who, year after year, goes before 
the U. S. Congress and enters the facts into the 
record. 



BUT, the responsible media of communications 
in this land, with but some few exceptions, are not 
carrying this sworn evidence or testimony to the 
masses upon masses of people. We know of no 
major wire service, television network, or radio 
chain which offers the FBI Director either the^space^ 
or the air time to give to the Nation what he gives 
to the Congress. Now and then a summary paragraph 
in general terms goes out over a wire service. Some- 
times it appears in the local paper; more times it 
does not; and oftentimes it is buried next to the 
classified ad pages! 

Because of this lack of knowledge, the people, 
security-wise, perish. 

Students in schools, college administrators, church- 
going congregations, union members, office-holders, 
candidates, society matrons, entertainers, club offi- 
cers and civic leaders can be taken in by the de- 
liberate lying or half-truth statements of opinion 
molders who use their exalted positions in the com- 
munity to aid our enemies and to attack good Chris- 
tians and Americans who speak the truth. 

We challenge you in your own community to take 
the information which will follow this introduction 
and shove it under the noses of the lying propa- 
gandists, the hypocrites, the doubters, and the men- 
tally blind. 

NOTE ! It is not from the Church League of Amer- 
ica, the American Legion, the Daughters of the 
American Revolution, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 
the 20th_Century Reformation Hour, Carl Mclntire,^ 
the John Birch Society, Robert Welch, Fulton Lewis, 
Jr., National Review, or the host of other individuals 
and organizations despised and smeared by the 
Commies, their sympathizers and fellow-travellers, 
their dupes and dopes and the know-it-all liberals, 
who are the true "know-nothings" of this crisis age. 

It is all (every word of it) from the Director of 
the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, and the U. S. House of 
Representatives duly constituted committees. Let the 
smearists either put up or shut up! By 'put up' we 
mean; Let them demand to be heard under oath 
(sworn in) before the same committees of the Con- 
gress which heard this testimony from the FBI Di- 
rector and show wherein he told an untruth or 
perpetrated a fraud on the American people. 

If they are not willing to do this, then let them be 
denounced publicly. Let all true Americans refuse 
to pay their salaries or contribute to their causes. Let 
their congregations and classrooms become desolate, 
devoid of the presence even of those who love truth 
and righteousness! 

Hear Mr. Hoover from this point on: 



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DEPARTMENTS OF STATE AND JUSTICE, THE 

JUDICIARY, AND RELATED AGENCIES 

APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1962 



HEARINGS 

BEFORE THE 

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS 

FIRST SESSION 



SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENTS OF STATE AND JUSTICE, THE JUDICIARY, 
AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS 

JOHN J. ROONEY, New York, Chairman 

ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida FRANK T. BOW,, Ohio 

DON MAGNUSON, Washington GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California 

FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota ELFORD A. CEDERBERG. Michigan 

Jay B. Howe, Staff Assistant to the Subcommittee 



DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 



Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations 



COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS 
CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman 

JOHN TABER, New York 

BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa 

H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota 

WALT HORAN, Washington 

IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania 

GERALD R. FORD, Jr., Michigan 

HAROLD C. OSTERTAG, New York 

FRANK T. BOW, Ohio 

CHARLES EAPER JONAS, North Carolina 

MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin 

ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan 

GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California 

JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona 

JOHN R. PILLION, New York 

PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska 

WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio 

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois 

SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts 

WILLIAM H. MILLIKEN, Jr., Pennsylvania 

EARL WILSON, Indiana 



GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas 
HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California 
ALBERT THOMAS, Texas 
MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio 
JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi 
GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama 
JOHN J. ROONEY, New York 
J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia 
JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island 
ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida 
OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana 
LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan 
SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois 
FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota 
JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina 
JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee 
JOHN F. SHELLEY, California 
EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts 
DON MAGNUSON, Washington 
WILLIAM IL NATCHER, Kentucky 
DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania 
WINTFIELD K. DENTON, Indiana 
TOM STEED, Oklahoma 
HUGH Q. ALEXANDER, North Carolina 
ALFRED E. SANTANGELO, New York 
JOSEPH M. MONTOYA, New Mexico 
GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Illinois 
JOHN M. SLACK, Jr., West Virginia 
DALE ALFORD, Arkansas 

Kenneth Spr ankle, Clerk and Staff Director 

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U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 
WASHINGTON : 1961 



INTERNAL SECURITY OPERATIONS 

Since ; 1939, the Bureau has been vested by Presidential directives 
with primary responsibility for combating internal enemies of the 
United States and with the duty of correlating internal security in- 
vestigations, _ This authority is nationwide, • It embraces investi- 
gative jurisdiction over communism, espionage, sabotage, treason, 
subversion, violations of the Atomic Energy Act, and related domestic 
intelligence functions. 

These initial responsibilities have increased from time to time 
throughout later years with the enactment of antisubversive legisla- 
tion and similar measures which have been undertaken to strengthen 
America's security on the home front. 



COMMUNIST PARTY, U.8.A. 



f posed by the Communist 



' I will now review t _ 

conspiracy in the Unitea States, 
i As the largest single subversive organization in the United States, 
, the Communist Party, U.S.A., represents a formidable core of con- 
spiratorial Eeds. It provides the Kremlin with a vital listening post 
as well as an instrument on which the Communist tunes may be played 
for all those who are gullible enough to listen. 
i At the 17th National Convention of the Communist Party, U.S.A., 
in December 1959, outspokenly pro-Soviet elements strengthened their 
hold on the party's reins. This convention, which was held behind 
closed doors, witnessed the election of Gus Hall, a ruthless, militant, 
Moscow-trained ex-convict, to the post of general secretary of the 
Communist Party, U.S.A., a position of top influence in the party 
today. 

i The Communist Party, U.S.A., during the past year has stepped up 
its activities among the you£h,of our Nation. In addition to their 
youth work, the Communists devoted considerable effort toward in- 
filtration of our jnp^rj&and unions , in improving their agitation 
and propaganda machinery, in exploiting the prevailing international 
political climate in an effort to make Soviet policies more acceptable 
to American public opinion, and in rebuilding their influence among 



The Communist Party, U.S.A., has dutifully held to the Soviet line 
on matters of worldwide interest and importance including the Cuban 
situation, racial unrest in Africa, and the protests against ratification 



EXPLOITATION OF NEGBO SIT-IN DEMONSTRATIONS 

Communist propaganda has always been quick to seize on problems 
of minority g roups. Instances involving the Negro race have been 
prime targets into barrage. 

The sit-in. demonstrations in the South were a made-to-order issue 
which the party fully exploited to further its own ends. The Com- 
munists first showed an interest in the demonstrations in late Febru- 
ary 1960 when James E. Jackson and Joseph North, national Com- 
munist Party functionaries, traveled to Richmond, Va., and wrote 
articles for The Worker," an east coast Communist weekly news- 
paper, concerning demonstrations then in progress in Richmond. 

Also during early March 1960, Daniel Rubin, national youth di- 
rector of the Communist Party, U.S.A., visited college campuses in 
Richmond to obtain statements from students in connection with the 



, The Communist Party strategy was not to openly advocate picket- 
ing, inasmuch as this would tend to expose its members, but rather to 
fi t behind the movement by urging college students to take the 
initiative. 

The importance which the Communist Party, U.S.A., has placed on 
these demonstrations was sharply brought into focus when Benjamin 
Davis, the party's national secretary, told the party in March 1960 
that these demonstrations were considered the next best thing to 



COMMUNIST SUBYEB8I0N IN ACTION 

Heartened by an atmosphere of continuing pitt complacency, and 
encouraged by its successes in invoking every legal technicality to 
thwart the interests of justice, the Communist Party is today a uni- 
fied, ambitious, and destructive instrument of subversion operating 
within our midst, it has shown a brazen defiance and disrespect for 
America's laws, governmental institutions, and traditions. 
/Here is an illustration of this Communist instrument of subversion 
paction: 

In May 1960, the House Committee on Un-American Activities 
scheduled hearings in San Francisco, Calif., to inquire into the activi- 
ties of the northern California district of the party. This was an 
opportunity which the party had been anxiously anticipating and, 
when the hearing dates were announced, its machinery was thrown 
into high gear to infiltrate and exploit protest demonstrations and 
picket lines to nullify the work of this congressional committee, 

A most significant single factor surrounding the mob demonstration ' 
was the Communist infiltration of student and youth groups engaged 
in protest demonstrations against this congressional committee, 
Through this infiltration, Communists revealed how it is possible 
for only a few Communist agitators, using mob psychology, to convert 
peaceful demonstrations into riots, 

The success of the party's strategy was vividly demonstrated by 
the violence which erupted at the San Francisco City Hall where 
the committee hearings were held. The San Francisco debacle was 
not an accident. It was the result of minute and skillful planning, 
direction and exploitation by a handful of dedicated, fanatical, hard- 
. core members of the Communist Party, U.S.A. 
^(Discussion off the record.) 

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY 

Mr, Hoover. Today, there are Communist parties organized and 
operating, either legally or illegally, in 86 countries around the world. 
These parties have a combined membership of over 36 million. Com- 
munist parties have already gained control in \1 nations. 

The Communist-bloc nations now control approximately one-fourth ' 
of the land area of the world and approximately one-third or 1 billion 
of the inhabitants on the face of the globe, 

Even in non-Communist nations, there are approximately four 
million Communist party members dedicated to the overthrow of their 
existing governments. 

The Communist Party of the United States is a vital link in this 



Mr, Chairman, if I may, I would like to make a short statement 
off the record. 
Mr.RooNEY. Very well. 
(Discussion off the record,) 



FBI COUNTERMEASURES 



Mr. Hoover. I should like to review generally some of our counter- 
intelligence programs to curb the threat of communism and subversion. 



COMMUNIST FRONT GROUPS 



The Communists, foreign agents and potential saboteurs operate be- 
hind a masquerade of stealth and deception. They are all-out masters 
in the art of tactical infiltration, a fact which has been clearly demon- 
strated by our investigative experience. 

Some 200 known, or suspected, Communist front and Communist- \ 
infiltrated organizations are now under investigation by the FBI. 
Many of these fronts are national in scope with chapters in various 
cities throughout the United States. They represent transmission belts 
through which the Communist Party furthers its conspiratorial 



They have infiltrated every conceivable sphere of activity; youth 
)s ; radio, television, and motion picture industries ; church, school, 



| educational and cultural groups; the press; nationality minority 
|i groups and civil and political units? 
J Some celebrated, self-styled pacifists and some men of wealth and 
, prominence have sometimes been unwitting— but sometimes knowing— 
I political sliilis and stooges of deceitful Communist manipulators. 
(Discussion oil the record.) 

FBI INFORMANT PROGRAMS 

i Mr, Hoover. In the conduct of its daily affairs, the party utilizes 

j maximum security precautions. However, despite the elaborate seen- 

I rity measures invoked by the Communist Party, U.S.A. to conceal its 

. conspiratorial operations, it is heartening to report that the FBI has 

, succeeded in penetrating the party's walls of secrecy to gather irref- 

I utable evidence of Communist lawlessness. 

I (Discussion off the record.) 

' ESPIONAGE AND COUNTERINTELLIGENCE 

Mr. Hoover. I would like to review our counterespionage and 
; domestic intelligence operations. 

The Soviet intelligence services have reorganized, multiplied their 
contacts with the American people, and have become aggressively 
1 bolder in spearheading their espionage offensive against the United 
1 States. The intelligence organizations of the satellite countries, care- 
j fully coordinated under Soviet leadership and control, have gained 
I increasingly in experience and ability. 
! The current, widespread ramifications of the Soviet bloc espionage 
, networks which today extend throughout the entire United States, 
nave indicated a realistic need for a further tightening of our security 
, on the homef ront. While the Communists speak of peace, their in- 
j telli gence setup is the most extensive in world history . 
j (Discussion oft' the record,) "~™"""~ 
: Mr. Hoover. The espionage potential of the Soviet bloc is tre- 
mendous. The extreme security hazard inherent in their operations 
■ is indicated somewhat by the fact that in June I960, our State De- 
, partment estimated that Russian and Chinese Communists bloc coun- 
, tries have some 300,000 trained spies serving throughout the world, 

J SOVIET BLOC OFFICIAL PERSONNEL IN UNITED STATES 

l The personnel assigned to Soviet bloc official establishments in the 

1 United States has steadily risen over the years, Consequently, there 

I has been a corresponding strengthening of foreign-directed intelli- 

] gence activities, since many of these officials are in reality trained 

>j espionage and intelligence agents. 

;; (Discussion off the record,) 

i,.. SOVIET BLOC ESPIONAGE TARGETS 

' Mr. Hoover. Espionage targets of the Soviet bloc intelligence 

; organizations have no known limitations. Their quest for informa- 

| tion has ranged from the seemingly ridiculous to such objectives as 

i clearly reveal their intent of world conquest, Our investigations have 

, disclosed not only the intensity of purpose of the Soviets but their 

j willingness to spend unlimited funds in the achievement of their goal, 

i Attempts to obtain military, scientific, and technological secrets 

constitute a massive effort of subversion. Their efforts are directed 

j against all aspects of our national defense effort. Data concerning 

strategic industrial potential, transportation and communications sys- 

i terns, aircraft production, technical advances in the field of atomic 

( energy, rocket and missile development and other weapons of mass 

■! destruction, are assiduously collected by Soviet and satellite agents j 

j many operating with diplomatic im munity from the United Nations 



(Discussion off the record.) 



COLLECTION OF UNCLASSIFIED STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE 

Mr, Hoover. Through subterfuge, deceit, and deliberate circum- 
vention of regulations, the Soviet bloc officials stationed in the United 
States have systematically developed one of the best industrial spy- 
ing systems in the world. One defector has stated that the ease with 
which data is obtained in the United States has eliminated much of 



wise would be necessary. Another has estimated that the Soviet mili- 
tary attaches office in the United States is able to obtain legally 95 per- 
cent of the material useful for its intelligence objectives and that the 
Polish military intelligence secures more technical data in the United 
States than in all of the other countries in the world, 
( During the period January 1, 1959, to February 1, 1961, Soviet offi- 
cials attended approximately 141 technical, scientific, or general busi- 
ness conventions and expositions covering such fields as aeronautics, 
electronics, plastics development, radio, rocketry, and related items of 
strategic significance. 
(Discussion off the record.) 

CUBA 

Mr. Hoover. The increasing tension in Cuba has given rise, di- 
rectly and indirectly, to an extreme expansion in our investigative 
coverage of Cuban matters in the United States. This was fostered 
by a deterioration of United States-Cuba relations, the pronounced 
pro-Soviet and pro-Communist leanings of the Castro regime, the 
efforts of the Cuban Government to infiltrate foreign-directed spies 
into the United States and by the continued revolutionary activities 
of anti-Castro groups, in this country. 

S*\ SOVIET TRADING COMPANIES 

/ Mr. Lipscomb, I would like to discuss for just a moment a couple 

/. of questions on Soviet espionage activities. The Soviet Union has 

■ trading companies which exist in this country. 

II Mr. Hoover. Amtorg is the principal one, 

Mr. Lipscomb. I believe I have come in contact just recently, 
through an item I have been working on, with one called Stankoim- 
port. _ These trading companies are making every effort to purchase 
technical equipment in our country, and there are certain American 
business firms that are willing to trade with them, One case has 
just been exposed and the export license has been canceled by the 
Department of Commerce, for precision ball-bearing machines. I 
know of another instance where the Department of Commerce has 
granted an export license for some very technical precision machinery 
that among other things can manufacture aluminum V-8 motor 
blocks and their components. I am hopeful, at this date, that the 
Department of Commerce will cancel this license also after the facts 



Is there any espionage activity here being conducted by Soviet 
trading agents and the trading companies? 

Mr. Hoover. Yes, there is. The Soviets have maintained a large 
staff of officials in this country since its first recognition in 1933. 
These officials have been assigned to the Soviet Embassy, consulates 
trade delegations, news media, United Nations, and the Amtorg Trad- 
ing Corp. It is from these installations that the intelligence activi- 
ties are directed against the United States, 

The Amtorg Trading Corp, 355 Lexington Avenue, New York 
City, acts as buying and selling agent in the United States for ap- 
proximately 25 foreign trade organizations of the Soviets, Amtorg 
is a New York corporation formed in 1921 Since 1949 it has been 
registered with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents 
Registration Act, Currently, there are 32 Soviet officials attached to 
Am org One of the Soviet foreign trade organizations represented 
in the United States by Amtorg is "Stankoimport," which handles 
exports and imports of machine tools, metal and woodworking 
machinery, ball and roller bearings, and the like. 

Intourist is the Soviet tourist agency with office space at Amtorg 
and has one representative in the United States. 



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Four Continent Book Corp., 156 Fifth Avehue ? New York City, 
handles importation and exportation of books, periodicals, and other 
published material It is registered under the Foreign Agents Regis- 
tration Act. One of its foreign principals is Mezhdunarodnaja 
Kniga (International Book), Moscow. 

For the most part, the Soviet satellite nations utilize their com- 
mercial attaches for handling their trading operations. 

Of course, the example you cite of the concern where the export 
license was suspended, I understand this resulted from attention 
called to it by one of the Senators as well as yourself. 

Mr. Lipscomb. Is there anything we can do to call to the attention 
of American business the danger of this kind of trade? If Soviet 
agents are making business contacts with American businessmen in 
such plants as precision ball bearing or these motors I was talking 
about, surely they have access to the plant and other things that they 
should not be entitled to. 

Mr.' Hoover. The Department of Commerce has the authority of 
granting export licenses and therefore has some measure of control 
over such matters. As you indicated, the Secretary of Commerce 
withdrew the export license which had been granted. It was prob- 
ably granted prior to his becoming Secretary of Commerce. 

Mr. Lipscomb. It was. 

Mr. Hoover. Such matters are generally handled down the line 
and not at the secretarial level; ^- ■- ^*^-'-*-- <>- • ^.^^^*,-,^--^ 

As to the attitude of the American businessman, a few of these in- 
dividuals are unwittingly sympathetic or are inclined to fawn over 
the Soviets, 

( Discussion off the record. ) 

PUBLIC APATHY 

Mr. Lipscomb. You mentioned in your testimony public apathy 
was one of the things that was serious . 

Mr. Hoover. I tnink it is. 

Mr. Lipscomb, Here is an area I hope businessmen and Government 
employees do not allow to go on without adequate notice and concern. 

Mr. Hoover. I think it is a field that certainly ought to be given 
attention, both by individuals and by groups. I think it is a field in 
which various congressional committees from time to time could very 
readily alert the public. 

Mr. Lipscomb. It appears that some citizens are so anxious to have 
peaceful relations and make profits in trading with the U.S.S.R. that 
we forget the dangers of Communist aggression, both economic and 
military. 

Mr. Hoover. Unfortunately, that is correct. 

Mr. Lipscomb. Would you care to make any comment on cultural 
exchanges and whether or not they do cause you any difficulties in 
this country? 

( Discussion off the record. ) 

infiltration op youth groups 

Mr, Lipscomb. In the third supplemental appropriation going be- 
fore the House of Representativesjhis week,, there is an item,for_pver >7 , 
$lXmillion, having to 16" wlthTnew cultural exchange with Russia." 
They are going to nine cities in the United States and taking exhibits 
on children's books and medical services into these nine different cities. 
It is a real chance for them to expose people to the way they believe 
in. Of course, these are really emotional subject matters. 

Mr. Hoover. Yes, that gets at the grassroots, our youth. 

Mr. Lipscomb. It is my understanding that there are some new 
youth organizations being formed. 

Mr. Hoover. Yes, sir. 

Mr. Lipscomb. They are primarily supporting the subject of peace- 
ful coexistence and also to relieve the youth of their military respon- 
sibilities throughout the country. 

Are, these things being exposed to the American public ? 



Mr. Hoover. They have been exposed by a number of writers and 
columnists. I have in mind George Sokolsky and Fulton Lewis, Jr. 
One of the targets of the Communist Party is to step up its infiltra- 
tion of youth organizations and the demonstration at San Francisco 
which occurred last year was typical of their efforts. At the same time 
there is a rather healthy sign I have observed which is developing 
at the high school and college level, where young men and women 
are learning about communism. I think this is a very healthy sign. 
The more one can learn about communism and its fallacies and its 
viciousness, the stronger our country will be. 

I see two tides running. 

In one is the group in favor of the false peaceful coexistence theory 
which functions through Communist front organizations and the 
other is the group of young people operating through anti-Communist 
organizations. The questions these young people are asking show 
that they are beginning to realize communism is not all it has been 
portrayed to be. If we get them thinking and asking that kind of 
questions, it is a very healthy and wholesome condition. 

Mr. Lipscomb. Will we be able to distinguish these different types 
of groups when they apply for the Peace Corps and programs of this 
sort? Will we be able to tell the intent of the people who desire to 
participate? 

Mr. Hoover. It depends on what screening procedures are used in 
-..-. settings the-Peace .G&rp.-~~«™^~- ■•»■=*=•*-*« ^ *•** - — - ^ - w™«-, 

Mr. Lipscomb. It is important, in my opinion, they make some 
plans for screening. 

Mr. Hoover. I think it would be ilesirable. 

(Discussion off the record. ) 

Mr. Lipscomb. Thank you very much, Mr. Hoover. 

Mr. Hoover. Thank you, Mr. Congressman. 

Mr. Rooney. Mr. Cederberg? 

communist threats 

Mr. Cederberg. Mr. Director, the hour is getting late and I do not 
desire to prolong your time before our committee, but I would like to 
say that I realize, of necessity, a good portion of your testimony must 
be off the record ; but if the average American citizen could sit on this 
side of the table and listen to your explanation of the subversive 
threats to our society, I am sure we would not have so many naive 
people in high places today. 

Mr. Director, I just wonder if you can give any explanation as to 
why so many organizations that are basically sound and dedicated to 
doing what is right— and I do not hesitate to name one of them, the 

Sitional Counci! of Churches— why are some of the hierarchy of 
ese organizations so naive to the threat posed by communism in this 
country! 

Mr. Hoover. Mr. Congressman, I think it is due to the fact they 
have not fully informed themselves as to what the facts are. Many 
people have the idea that, communism is not a serious threat because 
the movement is numerically small in this country. Its numerical 
strength is one thing but we must judge it by its fanatical, dedicated, 
and disciplined membership. Most non-Communists are not disci- 
plined, fanatical believers in the theory and practice. of .American, 
democracy as are the Communists in communism. That is a reason 
why some of these people err in their thinking. 

Such erroneous thinking often results in a great deal of harm, par- 
ticularly in many organizations where the practice is followed of hav- 
ing the rank-ana-file elect delegates to represent them at conventions 
without exhibiting a sufficient degree of alertness and interest to de- 
termine the beliefs of their chosen representatives. As a result, these 
representatives commit large groups of the rank-and-file to a course 
of action which in reality is contrary to their true feeling and beliefs. 
As I pointed out previously in my testimony, apathy .also plays a 
strong part in creating a prevailing atmosphere of indifference to.this 
threat. . 

(Discussion off the record.) 

Mr. Cederberg. That is all I have. Thank you. 

Mr. Rooney. Thank you, Mr. Director and gentlemen, for a highly 
interesting and informative 3-hour session. 



Published Monthly by the National Laymen's Council of the Church League of America, 422 North Prospect Street, Wheaton, Illinois. A 
Non-Profit Organization, Editor: Edgar C. Bundy. Founded in 1937, Chicago, Illinois. 



From Dr. J. B. Matthews, former Research Director of the 
House Committee On Un-American Activities and con- 
sultant to many State Legislatures: 

"When A Manual for Survival arrived two days ago, I 
put everything else aside in order to read the book thorough- 
ly. I was struck immediately by the quality of the make-up. 
It is clearly the work of someone who appreciates the value 
of striking appearances in the art of printing. 

The contents of the Manual are equally, if not more, impres- 
sive. I cannot remember any other book as useful for students 
who want to learn what Communism really is and what it 
does to those who embrace it. The text is truly the work of 
experts; and I do not know more than a dozen of these who 
are in circulation. Don't ask me to name twelve. 
Please don't think that I think the Manual is anything but 
superb." 



From Herbert A. Philbrick, famous undercover spy for 
the F.B.I, for nine years: - "' 

"The Manual For Survival is not only the best thing the 
Church League of America has ever done, it is also one of 
the finest books of its kind I have seen. It packs a tremendous 
amount of very useful information in 200 compact, well-writ- 
ten pages. Manual For Survival should occupy a perma- 
nent place on the top of every freedom fighting American 
... and you can quote me." 



From the Editorial Page of NATIONAL REVIEW, William 
F. Buckley, Jr., Editor: 

"We have been asked to comment on the 200-page pamphlet 
compiled and published by The Church League of America, 
of Wheaton, III., called A MANUAL FOR SURVIVAL,, "a coun- 
ter-subversive study course." It is an excellent publication, 
full of sound comment and valuable bibliographical informa- 
tion. It is available from the League or from The Bookmailer 
for $3.00." 



HAVE YOU OBTAINED YOUR COPY YET? 
IF NOT, WRITE: 



CHURCH LEAGUE OF AMERICA 

1407 Hill Avenue • Wheaton, Illinois 

and enclose your remittance in the amount of «pO«UU for this 21 8- page, 
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Your letter of March 28th, with enclosure, 
has been received and I can understand the concern prompting 
your communication. 

While I would like to be of service to you, I am 
not in a position to comment along the lines you have suggested. 
Information contained in the files of the FBI must be maintained 
as confidential in accordance with regulations of the Department 
of Justice and is available for official use only. I regret I am 
unable to be of help in this instance and hope you will not infer 
either that we do or do not have data in our files relating to the 
organization you mentioned. 



Enclosed is some literature I trust will be of 




Interest. 

W&IUEBS 

APR 3- 1964' 

COMM-FBI 



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Sincerely yours, 
ILEdgal 



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John Edgar Hoover 
Director 



Enclosures (4) 

Let's Fight Communism Sanely! 

LEB Intro - 4-1-61 

Internal Security - 4-17-62 

"Faith in God -- Our Answer To Communism" 



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enclosure was a handout of the Church League of America 
which is Edgar C. Bundy's organization and is well known 
to Bureau files. 



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OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10 1 MM 

UNITED STATES GOVERNMT 

Memorandum 



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W. C. Sulliten 




date: April 16, 1964 



1 - Mr. Su^Hvan 
1 - Section Tickler 



from : R. W. Smith \o 

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subject: EDGAR C. BUNDY 

MISCELLANEOUS - INFORMATION CONCERNING 



Tolson __ 
Belmont _ 

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Conrad 

DeLoach . 

Evans 

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The Cincinnati Office has previously advised the Bureau 



concerning information supplied by the Reverend 



of Colum bus. Ohio, concerning Edgar C. Bundy. At that time, 



Reverenq 



Also at that time, ReverencJ 



volunteered that Bundy is a "homosexual - a pervert." 



referred to correspondence 



relating to his characterization of Bundy. 

On a confidential basis, th e Cincinnati O ffice has obtained 
copies of correspondence in Reverend ^ [ possession which 



relate to his earlier charge concerning Bundy. Copies and film 
negatives of this material are enclosed for record purposes. They 
are identified as follows; 



(1) Letter from Edgar Bundy to Reverend 
dated June 21, 1954. 



(2) Letter from 
with no dateT 



to Mr. 



(3) Letter from 



to Mr. 




dated October 2, 1953. 
RECOMMENDATION: 



That the enclosed material be placed in the Bureau file 
for future reference. 



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Dear 



While in charge of a Navigator home in Jacksonville Fla.tau 
x k6 '47 a Mr. Bundy came to our city speaking in I.F»0 .rallies. 
He had formerly been in the Air Co rp. He shunned our home it seems 
but contacted two of our boys, one | H ?SN, a babe in 

Christ whose home was S herldan,Wyo. and a Dallas Tex. boy by the 
name of | H JSN & also a young Christian. 

These two men reported homo sexual advances being made by Bundy. 



About this time 
affair to him. 



was in Florida and I reported the 



When 



returned to the West Coast he discovered Bundy was 



attempting to operate in a lewd fashion with men in the Long Beach 
Service Man's Center. 

A Council of Christians were called and Bundy appeared and after 

a long period of denial - finally confessed and implicated a Florida 

pastor. 

Bundy- left the .L.-A..area. and promised to abstain from all forms of 
youth work no speaking, solo work, etc. 

I understand that he left the So.Cal area & went on with the Air 
Lines in the Chicago Area, Later I heard that He was back inrthe Air 
Corp. y v . 

A time factor was involved concerning- the time he agreed to stay 
away from youth work. 



will be moving to the Colorado Springs Area soon 

and perhaps you could get a finer report on the whole affair. 

Be sure we are talking about the same Ed Bundy. A man by ny name 
caused me to report in court once, but I was quickly cleared. ■ 



ex cept/th e name 
of a great American was lowered & when I found out from Bro | ] who 



Z would never have mentioned Bundy to 
great American was lowered & when I f 01 
had said the same, I had to oaution him on what I knew. 

<'■"'■ In Him 



P.S. The two boys mentioned! 

in the letter never yielded an inch to E.B. but quickly reported to 



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1407 Hill Avenue 
Wheaton, Illinois 



June 21, 1954 



Dear 




Our of the anguish of a broken heart and a crushed spirit 
I am crying to you. I am beaten, defeated and wrecked. I have 
withdrawn from all Christian work. I have been unable to eat or 
sleep for the past three days. I have vomited until I cannot do 
it anymore. 

I am sorry for all the misery and heartaches I have caused 
anyone. I cannot express myself more. All 1 ask is forgiveness and 
something or someone to heal. If I wjtere there in your presence I 
would offer myself to be tramped on. 



Fl easel |ask all concerned to stop writing and talking 

about the situation from now on. I am going to try to live my life 
with my wife by making a living in the secular world. Don't blame 
anyone in the ACCC or ICCC for me. I am not a member anymore of my 
own free will, and I don't want any of thea to take the bfiftne for me* 



God alone knows 
some relief from the 
somewhere | somehow* 
4g£&n, all X can say 
bottom of my heart, 
it would consume me. 
oried to God until I 



my heart. I must depend on Him. All I ask is 
suffering which is mine. I must find rest 
Please try to remember me kindly in your prayers* 
to you and all the rest is; I em sorry from the 
There is an ache there which at tl/fes seams as if 
I do not know to whom to turn for help. I have 
can f t cry any longer. 



Sincerely, 




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( HEADING OF THE NAVIGATORS) 



COPY 



Ootober 2,1955 



Dear Mr 



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Sincerely yours in Hie service, 
(signed) 



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The facts as I have them regarding Ed Bundy is 
that in the presence of four other men he confessed to -V '- 
having been definitely involved on several occasions* ; 

At that time we got his promise that he would 

step out of the limelight and that he would refrain from *'..!'■ .y-{: 
speaking or being in Christian service for at least two ; -V *:■; 

years during which time he would look to the Lord to free ;V^\!;}) 

him from this sin* At that time he was to report in* f : ' - 

He did not keep his promise and appeared in public .;> ; ■; 
long before the date that had been set. He has never come to :•-*•■■%:.:• 
clear himself • I understand he is moving about with the : ) ' -; 
88me arrogant, proud spirit that was so evident before. //^v/-^^* 

I do not wish to go into the matter further except :> ^ >^ 
to say that if it were absolutely necessary to supply the \Z s \-^] l '/^\ 
names of those who also heard this testimorayft it probably-, [ rr [-X' --'&■.-: 

could be done but we prefer not to do it* ■•, '**".?V\l r <*-:, -'vi ".,;*'* 

We trusty the Lord will clear the atmosphere and -^^j-r^'/:' 
will pray to that end* ■ ;:-: ;h "'^; •; |-- : > : 



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MAY 1962 EDITION 
GSA CEN. REG. NO. 27 



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"NEWS AND VIEWS 



There is attached a copy of captioned publication issue of April, 1964. 
entire issue is devoted to the Director's appropriations testimony. 



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Tt News and Views" is, of course, published by Edgar C. Bundy who 
operates the Church League of America in Wheaton, Illinois, He is a scurrilous 
character with whom we have had considerable trouble in the past. He professes 
great admiration for the Director and the Bureau but never misses an opportunity 
to trade on the Director and the Bureau 1 s reputation. 

RECOMMENDATION : 

None. For information. 

Enclosure 

1 - Mr. DeLoach 



Vol. 27, No. 4 



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April, 1964 



IS THERE A COMMUNIST THREAT? Part II 



In our March 1964 issue of News and Views we gave to 
our readers the 1961 testimony of J. Edgar Hoover before 
the -sub-Committee - on Appropriations "of~the~U; ~Sr~Hmise"~ 
of Representatives on the threat of the Communist Con- 
spiracy to the internal security of the United States. 

We urged that the readers use these facts from the direc- 
tor of the FBI to make the opinion-molders in their com- 
munities who ridicule the idea that there is a serious in- 
ternal threat from Communism either put up or shut up. 
The battle is on from coast to coast as judged by the extra 
orders and the letters pouring into our headquarters! 

As we present Mr. Hoover's testimony before that same 
committee of the Congress in 1962 we again urge that you 

DEPARTMENTS OF STATE, JUSTICE, AND COM- 
MERCE, THE JUDICIARY, AND RELATED 
AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1963 



HEARINGS 

BEFORE A 

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS 

^HOTJBE^Ol'EEPMSENTATIYES^ 



EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS 

SECOND SESSION 



SUBCOMMITTEE OK DEPARTMENTS OF STATE, JUSTICE, AND COMMERCE, 

THE JUDICIARY, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS 

JOHN J. ROONEY, New York, Chairman 

ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida FRANK T. BOW, Ohio 

DON MAGNUSON, Washington GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California 

FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michlcau 

Jay B. Howe, Staff Assistant to the Subcommittee 



DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 



Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations 



U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 
WASHINGTON : 1902 



use this documentation as a great weapon in the fight 
against the enemy and for our survival as a free nation. 
r Don't invent anything !~You^d&n , t" r rT^ 
ammunition you need to stifle the Communists, their 
sympathizers and fellow-travelers, just plain dupes and 
dopes, and to enlighten the unlearned. 

Let us know how the battle goes in your community. 
Put hundreds of extra copies into the hands of every civic 
leader, radio broadcaster, teacher, minister, church mem- 
ber, parent, newspaperman, and businessman in your com- 
munity. Here is the answer to: "What can I do?" 

Mr. Hoover speaks again: 

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS 
CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Caiman 



JOHN TABER, New York 
BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa 
H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota 
WALT HORAN, Washington 
IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania 
GERALD R. FORD, Jr., Michigan 
HAROLD C. OSTERTAO, New York 
FRANK T. BOW, Ohio 
CHARLES RAPER JONAS, North Carolina 
MELV1N R. LAIRD, Wisconsin 
ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan 
GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California 
JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona 
JOHN R. PILLION, New York 
PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska 
WILLIAM E. M1NSHALL, Ohio 
ROBERT II. MICHEL, Illinois 
SILVIO 0. CONTE, Massachusetts 
WILLIAM II. MILLIKEN, Jr., Pennsylvania 
_ EA RL WILSON, Indiana 



GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas 
HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California 
ALBERT THOMAS, Texas 
MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio 
JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi 
GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama 
JOHN J. ROONEY, New York 
J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia 
JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island 
ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida 
OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana 
SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois 
FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota 
JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee 
JOHN F. SHELLEY, California 
EDWARD I'. ROLAND, Massachusetts 
DON MAGNUSON, Washington 
WILLIAM II. NATCHER, Kentucky 
DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania 
WINFIELL^K. DENTON, Indiana 
"TOM~STEEDTOklahoma ~ -r-=^*-=s= 
HUGH Q. ALEXANDER, North Carolina 
ALFRED E. SAN TANG ELO, New York 
JOSEPH M. MONTOYA, New Mexico 
GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Illinois 
JOHN M. SLACK, Jr., West Virginia 
DALE ALFORD, Arkansas 
JOHN LESINSKI, Michigan 
JOHN J. FLYNT, Georgia 

Kenheih Sprankle, Clerk and Staff Director 

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Wednesday, January 24, 1962. 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

WITNESSES 

HON. J. EDGAR HOOVER, DIRECTOR 

CLYDE A. T0LS0N, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR 

J. P. MOHR, ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR ! 



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Our investigative staff, over the years, has been making substantial personal 
sacrifices in an endeavor to adequately discharge the tremendous increase in our 
investigative responsibilities and work. For example, during the fiscal year 
1961 the overtime of our investigative staff amounted to an aggregate 3,668,416 
hours, an average of 2 houns 50 minutes overtime on. the part of each special 
agent during each workday throughout the year. 

Public Law 763, approved September 1, 1954, provides, among other things, 
that certain employees whose duties require unscheduled and administratively 
uncontrollable overtime duty may be paid up to 15 percent of the entrance 
salary of grade GS-9 as a salary differential where they qualify for this benefit. 
The Attorney General approved payment of these benefits to investigative person- 
nel of this Bureau. This permitted the partial reimbursement of the 3,668,416 
hours of overtime during the fiscal year 1961, which overtime represents the 
equivalent of 1,764 special agents on a full-year basis. Had it been necessary 
to employ the additional 1,764 agents represented by this overtime, the cost 
would have been an estimated $18,702,387. However, under Public Law 763, 
this overtime service during the fiscal year 1961 was compensated only to the 
extent of $5,611,168, representing, in effect, a salary savings to the Government 
of $13,091,219 when compared with the value of the total overtime performed. 

The 1963 appropriation estimate contains funds to continue these payments 
—for unscheduled and administratively uncontrollable- overtime duty. - - - 



COMMUNIST PARTY, U.S.A. 

Despite the public denial by Soviet leaders, the fact is that the Communist 
Party, U.S.A., has always been, and is today, unalterably welded to the Com- 
munist Party of the Soviet Union. Under the guise of a political organization, 
the Communist Party, U.S.A., acts as the subservient mouthpiece of inter- 
national communism with the Kremlin" setting the line to be followed, Inter- 
national issues expedient to the Soviet Union's stated intent of world domina- 
tion by communism are rotely echoed throughout "our country by the Communist 
Party, U.S.A. 

The U.S. Supreme Court, on June 5, 1961, lifted the thin veil of legitimacy when 
it judicially affirmed the oft-repeated contention that the Communist Party, 
U.S.A., is not a legitimate political party but a subversive group directed and 
controlled by the Soviet Union. 

Never in the history of mankind have free men been confronted with the 
challenge the international movement is making toward world domination, and 
the Communist Party in this country is part and parcel of this international 
Communist conspiracy. 

Accordingly, it is vital that we follow all phases of activity of the Communist 
Party, U.S.A. so that the U.S. Government will be aware of the plans, tactics, 
and programs of this subversive organization. This requires continuous and 
widespread investigative activity since the tentacles of the party spread octopus- 
like throughout the Nation, Many of its activities are carried on through front 
organisations. These cover every sphere of activity which the Communists 
assess as important or significant to the Communist program. Through this 
front organization, the party conducts pressure campaigns, disseminates Com- 
munist propaganda, distributes Communist literature, raises funds, and insidi- 
ously exploits the masses of people and public opinion to further its revolutionary 
aims and purposes. 

INTERNAL SECURITY ACT OF 1950 

The Supreme Court decision on June 5, 1961, upheld the order of the Subversive 
Activities Control Board that the Communist Party, U.S.A., must register with 
the Attorney General under the Internal Security Act of 1950 as a Communist- 
action organization. This opens up the possibility of an entire new field of action 
against the Communist Party, U.'S.A. 

In view of past statements of the Communist Party, U.S.A., it cannot be ex- 
pected that the party will comply with all of the provisions of the act. It will 
then devolve upon the FBI to furnish the Department with data so that compli- 
ance will be obtained and violations uncovered. Dependent upon the extent 
of the evasive action of the party, and the prosecutive, steps taken by the De- 
partment of Justice, the upholding of the registration order of the Subversive 
Activities Control Board could cause a tremendous upsurge in the expenditure 
of manpower on the part of our investigative staff. 



ESPIONAGE AND COUNTERINTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS 

For over three decades the Soviet Union has directed a vicious, concerted, 
espionage attack against the United States. There has been no abatement in 
this activity. In fact, throughout the history of the world never has espionage 
been emphasized to the extent and with the fanatical dedication as that practiced 
by the Soviet-bloc countries. Over the years they have attempted to obtain every 
conceivable type of information in this country. Every source available is 
pressed into service and no method is too reprehensible if it holds the promise 
of deluding the prospective source to provide services or information to the 
Communists. 

The intensity with which the Soviets and their satellites are driving in their 
nuest to penetrate the defenses of this country through their espionage apparatus 
makes it vital that the FBI have adequate manpower to meet this threat to 
the security of America. 



CRIMINAL OPERATIONS 

The Bureau's criminal-type work increased substantially during the fiscal 
year 1961. Not only are most major criminal offenses under our jurisdiction on 
the increase, but throughout the calendar year 1961 we have handled a vast 
amount of additional work in connection with the Government's stepped-up drive* 
against organized crime in the United States. 

As a result of our continuing inquiries regarding hoodlums and their activities, 
we have furnished voluminous data to the Department of Justice. Many of 
these investigations have national ramifications. Also during the fiscal year 
1961, the FBI disseminated 301.210 items of criminal information to local and 
Federal law enforcement agencies pertaining to the hoodlum element. This has 
been of material assistance to other law enforcement agencies in assisting them 
in breaking up hoodlum gangs, in locating dangerous fugitives, in recovering 
stolen merchandise, and in contributing in various ways to the solution of law 
enforcement problems. 

The accelerated drive against organized crime requires that we have broad 
coverage of the underworld elements. It demands the development of numerous 
informants and detailed data regarding the criminal proclivities of hoodlums and 
racketeers, their sources of income, financial manipulations, and infiltration of 
legitimate or front-type business activities — all of which requires the assign- 
ment of considerable additional investigative personnel on a continuing basis. 

ANTITRUST INVESTIGATIONS 

The Bureau's work in the antitrust field has greatly increased. This is re- 
flected in the accomplishments growing out of our investigations in this cate- 
gory. During the fiscal year 1961 there were 198 convictions recorded, resulting 
in sentences totaling 122 years and 7 months, and in fines totaling $2,641,000. 
These are substantially in excess of those during the prior year when 120 con- 
victions with sentences totaling 14 years and 9 months, and in fines totaling 
$1,027,650, were recorded. The great, bulk of these investigations have extensive 
ramifications and require the heavy assignment of investigative personnel over 
extended periods. 

The FBI's antitrust workload commitments will continue to rise because of 
the emphasis being placed by the Antitrust Division upon criminal prosecutions 
and the increased number of inquiries to be made as to possible violations being 
committed by racketeers in the labor field, price fixing in industry, and the like. 
In addition, added emphasis is being placed upon the enforcement of civil judg- 
ments and inquiries into mergers. All of this will require the assignment of 
additional manpower, 

SPECIFIC INCREASES : CRIMINAL AND CIVIL WORK 

The following tabulation indicates specific increases in several classifications 
of criminal and civil work during fiscal year 1961. 



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Mr. Hoover. The great bulk of the mounting volume of work 
throughout the field must be handled immediately. Through diligence 
and the performance of voluntary overtime, our field staff is making 
every effort to handle as much of the extra work as possible. 

This has been typical of the services of the field employees and of 
the employees of the Bureau at the seat of Government. The crimi- 
nal, the spy, and the subversive, of course, do not operate on an 8-hour 
day or a 40-hour week. They operate 24 hours a day throughout the 
year. As a result, our staff has to work many extra hours in meeting 
this challenge. 

During the fiscal year 1961, the overtime of our investigative staff 
totaled 3,668,416 hours, averaging nearly 3 hours for each member 
during each workday throughout the year. 

Looking at it another way, this voluntary overtime service re^- 
-resented-^eequivalent-of-l-,764"agents"on _ a*^ll-year~basisr~Had'it~ 
been necessary to actually employ the additional 1,764 agents, the 
cost would have been an estimated $18,702,387. However, under the 
fringe benefits law this overtime was compensated only to the extent 
of $5,611,168, resulting, in effect, in a salary savings to the Govern- 
ment of $13,091,219. 



INTERNAL SECURITY OPERATIONS 

The FBI, as a result of Presidential directives and the enactment 
of legislation, has investigative jurisdiction over communism, espio- 
nage, sabotage, treason, subversion, and related matters within the 
United States, as well as the responsibility of correlating all security 
information and disseminating it to appropriate Federal agencies. 

The developments on the international scene make it necessary that 
the FBI continue to have the best possible coverage of the activities 
and plans of the enemies of democracy within this country which 
would threaten our security on the homefront. 

Communist Party, U.S.A. 

I will briefly review some of the current developments in regard to 
the Communist Party, U.S.A. 

Never in the history of our country have we been confronted with 
the challenge which the international Communist movement is making 
today toward world domination. 

There is a tendency to minimize the internal threat of Communist 
activity. This tendency can have tragic consequences, since the Com- 
munist Party, U.S.A., the largest subversive organization in our Na- 
tion today, is part and parcel of the predatory empire of the inter- 
national Communist conspiracy whose ultimate objective is world 
domination by communism. In any showdown with the United States, 
there is no doubt that the Soviet Union would rely heavily on the 
part y as a n advan ce detachment within our borders, ready and willing, 
"to carry out any "hostile act within its capability. " The threat, there- 
fore, is both internal and external. 

Despite the public denial by Soviet leaders, the fact is that the 
Communist Party in this country has always been and is today unal- 



terably welded to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Under 
the false guise of a political organization, the Communist Party in 
this country acts as the subservient mouthpiece of international com- 
munism with the Kremlin setting the line to be followed. 

This thin veil of legitimacy was, however, publicly lifted when the 
Supreme Court last June judicially affirmed the oft-repeated con- 
tention that the Communist Party in the United States is not a 
legitimate political party, but a subversive group directed and con- 
trolled by the Soviet Union. 

I would like now to go off the record, if I may. 

Mr. Rooney. Very well, Mr. Director. 

(Off the record.) 

Mr. Hoover. The 22d Congress of the Communist Party of the So- 
viet Union, promoted as the "Congress of the Builders of Commu- 
■-^ism^was-held^rrMosrow-from^cto^ 
was attended by representatives of Communist Parties from over 80 
countries of the world and set into plav the Soviet Union's strategy 
for world domination. Actively participating in this Congress was 
a delegation from the Communist Party, U.S. A., headed by Elizabeth 
Gurley Flynn, the party chairman. Flynn, in speaking before the 
Congress, praised the achievements of the Soviet Union in engulfing 
the world with communism and brazenly predicted that the United 
States would be a socialist — Communist — country by 1980. 

The Communist Party, U.S.A., alined itself still more completely 
at the Congress with the Soviet Union by joining in attacks on Albania 
for failure to adhere to the dictates of the Soviet masters. 



organizational realinement 



As a defensive measure the party is in the process of streamlining 
its organizational structure. It is eliminating its apparatus between 
the district and club levels, and district committees as well as clubs are 
being reduced in size. This is being done as a result of the uphold- 
ing by the Supreme Court of the registration provisions of the Inter- 
nal Security Act of 1950. Club meetings are being held less frequently 
and when held are masquerading as meetings of "garden clubs," 
"bridge clubs," and the like. One course of action presently being 
considered by the party calls for the sending of its members into mass 
work and the creation of "umbrella organizations" through which 
the party's continuance can be guaranteed. 

In line with its streamlining plans, the party is also considering 
the dissolution of its National Committee as well as its national exec- 
utive committee and the placing of the party's reins in the hands of 
a three-member national board. 

NUMERICAL STRENGTH 

At a p ress conference held in party headquarters, New York City, 
'~~ t>n~Jiine^^f015T*"GfusT : IaTl~said that the total party mem bersKip was 
10,000 in 1960 and that it had grown since then. Party officials in 
giving membership figures to the press for any particular year or 
years have varied considerably, indicating that the party uses the 
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munist Party, U.S.A., since 1945, 1 would like to emphasize that the 
numerical strength of J he party as a measuring device for potential 
^D^^.Vsn^s Sp ' our Internal secu rity is grossly inaccurate m re- 
flect ing the true facts! We"sEouId hot be lulled into a sense of security 
simply because the party membership in this country represents a 
small percentage of our entire population. It is vital to recognize 
that the present hardcore party membership through its fanaticism, 
its propaganda, and its masked activities through front groups, and 
the like, wields an influence far out of proportion to the actual number 
of party members. 

For example, William Z. Foster, the former head of the party who 
died in Soviet Russia in September 1961, said : 

But the influence of the party stretches far and wide beyond the limits of its 
actual membership. 

He also said: 

The real power of the party is seen in the mass movements which it ini- 
tiates * • * 

or in other organizations to whiclTiF gives its T support. As recently 
as January 1961, Foster said : 

The Communist party in the United States today is potentially, if not actually, 
stronger than it ever was in history * * * 

that while — 

there was a time when the Communist Party in the United States had more 
members * • * its opportunity for growth and its potentiality as an organization 
is beyond compare. ; 

For all practical purposes, the hard-core party membership in this 
country represents a Trojan horse of rigidly disciplined fanatics un- 
alterably committed to bring this free Nation under the yoke of in- 
ternational communism which has 40 million members and 86 Com- 
munist Parties with over 60 of these in non-Communist countries. '- 

RECENT ACnVITJES OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY, U.S.A. 

The party carries on many activities to further its subversive ob- 
jectives. It has continued its efforts to infiltrate the trade union 
field, among minority groups, in the field of women's activities, 
among the youth, among the Negroes, and has been intensifying its 
propaganda and agitational apparatus. 

The intensified drive of the party to attract youth continues un- 
abated. Always anxious to spread its venom on college campuses 
across the Nation, it has launched an all-out campaign designed to 
lure youth into the web of communism. This is being done by having 
more national party functionaries appear before various student 
groups at various univ ersities. 

The party welcomes the opportunity to speak before student group s 
because it gives the party an aur a of respe ctability; an opportunity 
to plant seeds of diss e nt in the'minds of imlividuals; ; arid an oppor - 
tunity to recruit some youthful followers . \ 

Since its inception the Communist Party, U.S.A. has been alert to 

^capitalize on every possible issue or event which could be used to 

exploit the American Negro in furtherance of party aims. In its 



efforts to influence the American Negro, the party attempts to infiltrate 
the legitimate Negro organizations for the purpose of stirring up 
racial prejudice and hatred. In this way, the party strikes a blow at 
our democratic form of government by attempting to influence public 
opinion throughout the world against the United States. 

The fundamental aims of the Communist Party, U.S.A. propaganda 
are to spread the Communist doctrines anfong great masses of the 
people in order to condition them for revolutionary action ; to divide, 
confuse, and weaken an ti- Communist opposition; and to defend the 
Soviet Union. 

This barrage of propaganda representing Communist demands is 
the Communist Party line. The pages of Communist publications are 
filled with these demands and the public speeches and statements of 
party leaders are largely based on them. 

However vehemently the Communists may campaign for the various 
proposals which constitute the party line, they are not genuinely in- 
terested in "reforms" or improving our society. Communists declare 
themselves for a lasting international peace — as long as no one stands 
up to Communist aggression; for peaceful coexistence — strictly on 
Communist terms; and for freedom of air people-^-to live under a 
Communist dictatorship. 

At the request of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, we 
prepared last year a brief analysis of the Communist Party Line, 
what it is, how it is formed, and how it operates. A reading of this 
pamphlet, which is available to any citizen upon request, will enable 
an individual to better understand and interpret the party line, realiz- 
ing that it is a hypocritical and deceitful Communist technique to 
hoodwink and beguile us. 

FBI COUNTERMEASURES 

The FBI carries on numerous counterintelligence programs to be 
aware of the tactics and actions of the Communists and other subver- 
sives. Our coverage is the best that it has ever been. 

COMMUNIST-FRONT GROUPS 

Over the years the Communist Party. U.S. A., has ferried nn many of 
its operations through front organizations est a blished for the pur] 



or through the infiltration of legitimate existing organizations. 
Through these organizations, the party conduct s pressure cam- 
aigns, disseminates Communist propaganda, distributes C ommunist 



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iterature, raises funds, and insidiously exploi ts the masses and public 
opinion to further its revolutionary aims and purposes. 

We have today approximately 185 of these known, or suspected, 
Communist front or Communist-infiltrated groups under active in- 
vestigation. 

INTERNAL SECURITY ACT OF 1950 

The Supreme Court in its decision of last June upheld the 1953 
order of the Subversive Activities Control Board that the Communist 
Party of the United States is a Communist-action organization and 
required to register as such with the Attorney General under thp 
Internal Security Act of 1950. 



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Legislative Assistant 



to Senator George A. Smathers (D- Florida), he made available the attached 
letter which the Senator had received from Bundy. 

It is noted in his letter that Bundy is asking Smathers to 
\ get the off-the-record testimony which the Director gave before the House 
J Subcommittee on Appropriations last January regarding Martin Luther 
I King and the fact that King was a secret communist and pervert. 



| said that he was merely going to advise Bundy that 

material was not available. 



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Dear George: 

I have just been advised by a v*ry reliable source U 
Weehington that In hit off the record testimony before 
the Housit Sub -Commit tee on Appropriations last January, 
which hearing haa just been released, J« Edgar Hoover 
said ha had tapes and other evidence that Martin Luther 
King was a secret Communist and pervert to boot. 

Martin Lusher King la scheduled to address a huge Civil 
Rights raiiy in Soldier Field here in Chisago on Juno 
21. The stadium seats 110,000 people* 

secretary years ago, Made a speech before some 500 in 
Chicago the other day announcing the coming of Martin 
Luther iCing. 

As you probably know, Rustin was arrested and convicted 
on similar morals charges in California several years agm* 

Since Hoover is supposed to have made these remarks off 
the record, I suppose that it would be difficult to set 
a statement mi this* But. I think it of sufficient !*• 
portance to follow through on it. 

Please, under no circumstances, mention my name in con- 
nection with this* I just think we ought to be able to < 
get this information out in some manner from Hoover and 
especially have it during the current debate on the Civil 
Rights Bill, if at all possible* 

Do you know of any way in which we might do this or through 
whom we might work? 



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Honorable J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
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Dear Mr. Hoover: 



Enclosed please find a c 
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Civil Liberties Committee" 'and the Permanent 
Student Committee For Travel to Cuba, on radio 
station WOR, New York City, July 22, 196*4, 8:15 
to 9:00 P.M. 

I trust that you will find the contents of the 
tape valuable for reference and study. 

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Mrs, William T. Bruckner 

Mr. Edgar C. Bundy 

Mr. Richard M. Dilworth 

Mrs. Paul Essltnger 

Mr. Rogers Follansbee 

Mrs. Walter A. Krafft 

Mr. James E. Lyon 

The Rev. Cameron MacKenzie 

The Rev. Victor E. Sears, D.D. 

Mr. Harry N. Stamper 

M\t. Edgar J. Uihlein 

N\r, Judson P. Werherby 

Mrs. H. Dillon Winship 

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Hon. J, Edgar Hoover , Director 
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Dear Mr, Hoover: 



Wednesday evening, July 22, I debat^^one_ Philli^ 

^^ for forty-five minutes on the Barry^arEer Show^ 

adio Station W.O.R., New Yo^^City/ 

Mr, Luce was accompanied byl 







participate in the broadcast 
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A£ you will recall in testimony on the 1965 Appropria- 
ons Bill you discusaed on pages 315-317 the Permanent 
[ tudent Committee For/Travel to Cuba, a#which time you 
entioned the indictment returned by^a Federal Grand Jury 
New York City c%/September 2^^1^6 3 against ifi&J*§ y A /* 
1^. . P^illiDAb^^^uy e , ^ Spta£afi^^tino t , a nd^jdtjgi 
^ t^sse?7^RS^SS^^^ m with cdnsp^mcy to violate Section 
TBStST, title 8, U.S. Code, etc . 



At the end of the broadcast, during which time Mr. Luce made 
violent attacks against the 'F.B.I., its direc tor » and th e 



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Investigating Committees ■ of the Congress, Mr. 
the presence of Mr, Barry Farber and myself openly admitted 
membership in the/Communist Party, and gleefully stated thatj 
he was proud to be a communist and in f&vor of Fidel CasWoJ 1 

I thought that you would like to have -this information ,to. 
supply to the Attorney General in case of indictments and ^ 
prosecutions planned under the Internal Security Act of 1950. 



I would be happy to testify under oath to this conversation 
if such testimony is needed in-^court. / ^ ***#/<? '*i / ' ■ -* 

I hope to have a copy of the br$&£fcast ta^ylttffrr^-^m^Lext 
several days and will send a copy to you. *!/liqc/i 

Very sincerely yours, 



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By letter to the Director dated 7-27-64, Bundy, Executive Secretary, _\ 

Church League of America, advised he had debated Luce, who is connected with the < ^ 
Em ergen cy Civil Liberties Committee (ECLC), on 7-22-64, on the B^r^^rber Show 
ove^Radlo Station WOR, New York, New York. Bundy noted attacks on the Director mad£ 
by Luce and said he was forwarding a tape of this broadcast to the Director. Bundy's ^ 
letter was not acknowledged. 



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letter dated 8-5-64. 



A review of this tape reflects that several times Bundy makes the point tl|at 
Luce is a leader of the ECLC and that the organization has been cited as a communist >! 
front by various legislative committees. Luce claims repeatedly that the only purpose o£ 
the ECLC is to defend the Bill of Rights, that the organization has been "smeared" by this 
House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA) and similar groups, and that it is l 
not a communist front. He said that the Communist Party (CP) has a right to function a§ 
long as it has not been convicted of attempting to overthrow the Government. Luce said ^ 
that as an American citizen he had a right to travel where and when he wants, that he haM 
gone to Cubay that he had arranged for students to go to Cuba and that he was proud of it,- 3 ' 
He said that the Central intelligence Agency and "other intelligence agencies" haCd lied to 
the Government and that they are the real enemies of our people. Luce and Bundy engaged 
in a heated discussion regarding court decisions relating to the registrational: the 
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AND PHILLIP ABBOTT LUCE 



retire "as 'Life 1 magazine suggested. " Luce criticized the Directors "attacks on decent 
American organizations" and said he did not care "what you or Hoover called us. " 

Bundy replied saying he became "riled up" when a "young man" attacks 
official bodies of the United States Congress and the Director of the FBI. Luce f s response 
was he would "attack J. Edgar Hoover as f Life f magazine has" and will continue "the 
fight for freedom of speech. " , 

At another point, Bundy, in characterizing Luce, quoted from the 
Director's 1965 Appropriations Testimony (page 49) where it is noted that Luce and 
others were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury at New York on 9-27-63, on passport 
violations involving illegal travel to Cuba. 

INFORMATION IN BUFILES; 



The activities of Bundy are well known to the Bureau. He is a pious 
hypocrite and a professional anticommunist of the worst sort. He has claimed to support 
the FBI while attacking some of its officials. He is a sexual pervert and we have had 
absolutely no dealings with him. Correspondence received from himrfeas not been 
acknowledged. 



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He is the editor of the publication, "Rights, " which is issued by the 
ECLC. This organization has been cited as a communist front by the HCUA. 

We have no derogatory information identifiable with Barry Farber, and 
we have enjoyed excellent relations with Radio Station WOR. 

RECOMMENDATION: 



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Reuther memo has previously come to the ^tention of the Bureau, and a copy 
of it is already in Bufiles. That memo has$fee$ repijQd^aed r |by the Church 
- League of America, which organization is headed by Edgar 'Bundy, who is 
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Mr. Gale 

Mr. Rosen 



Mr. Sullivan 

Mr, Tavel 

Mr. Trotter 

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Miss Gandy_ 




I am writing this- as a representative of the Space Technology 
Laboratories Republican Group in participation of the Federal 
Good Government Program. 

w-v I have in my possession a copy of the Annual Report of the 
^^ Churah. League^ of America dated 1962 which contains a Special 
Report "on a^eSoiSiSKKTfam Walter Reuther to the Attorney 
General of the United States. A cover letter dated July 11, 1963 
from the Office of the Attorney General to a Mr, John Wesley 
Rhoads, 1801-1802 Finance Building, Philadelphia 2, Pennsylvania 
accompanied the memorandum. In essence, this memorandum outlines 
five steps to be taken to stop or diminish the activities of the 
Conservative organizations in the United States. 

I would appreciate your verifying the true existence of this 
memorandum so that J may publish in our local organizational 

; Newsletter at least a portion of the contents of this memo- 

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Mr* J* Edgar Hoover 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington, D*C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

We have a problem within our local congregation* We have some 
individuals who insist the National Council of Churches of Christ in 
the U. S. A. is a communist front organization*, or at least heavily 
infiltrated with communist influence; and that the communist conspiracy 
has in fact greatly infiltrated^ihe clergy of America* Their main 
sonace of information is a book^MANNUAL FOE SURVIVAL (published by 



"5h^Ch^ T pjL L^eague of Amebic a ?i Edgar Co Bundy, General CSaTrman^'i^BI, 
library of Co'ngr^F^card'jPol - 1716) » in which you are quoted several 



times; 



I am enclosing the quotations attributed to you as they appear 
in the MANNUAL FOR SURVIVAL* I would appreciate very much if you 
will verify whether or not you are quoted correctly and within the 
context of the purpose of the original statements or articles? and 
make any comment about these statements you may "wish to make* 

Since the National Council of Churches is the particular issue 
with us at this time, would you please eomment on its record as a 
communist front or not? If this does not fall under your jurisdiction, 
would you please guide me to persons or information which would be 
able to help us resolve our problem? 

All in our congregation will appreciate very much any help you 
can give us» 

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pp 133-13^ - the testimony of J* Edgar Hoover before the House UnAmerican 
Activities Committee; March 26^ 19**7* p» ^3 of Mr* Hoover's testimony: 

"I have no fears if more Americans possessed the zeal, the fevor, the 
persistence, and the industry to learn about this menace of Red fascism* 
I do fear for the liberal and the progressive who have been hoodwinked 
and duped into joining hands with the communists; I confess a real 
apprehension so long as communist are able to secure ministers of the 
Gospel to promote their evil work and espouse a cause that is alien to 
the religion of Christ and Judaism* I do fear so long as school boards 
and parents tolerate conditions whereby communists and fellow travelers, 
under the guise of academic freedom, can teach our youth a way of life 
that eventually will destroy the sanctity of the home, that will undermine 
faith in God, that causes them to scorn respect for constituted authority 
and sabafoge our revered constitution." 

p 135 - from article by Mr* Hoover in the February 19^9 Redbook Magazine, 
entitled, "God or Chaod": 

quoting first the MANUAL - t! Mr Hoover stated flatly that Communist Pgrty 
members are invading the churches, attempting to capture control of 
church boards and commissions, and had been successful in a number of 
instances*" 

then- quoting Mr * Hoover: "It is ghastly— to see„the .monster_atheism_j3e_ing 
nourished in the churches which it seeks to destroy* Many communists 
fronts have operated under the guise of some church commission or religious 
body* Church leaders can stop this nefarious infiltration by taking 
vigorous action in the boards and commissions under church supervision* 
Individual members can avoid being hoodwinked if they will stay close to 
the fundementals of their faith*' 1 



p'.135 - the testimony of J* Edgar Hoover before the House Unamerican 

Activities Committee, March 6 8 19^7* p» 38 of Mr* Hoover's testimony; 

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"The open avowed communist who carries a card and pays dues is no different 
from a security standpoint than the person who does the party's work, but 
pays no dues, carries no card and is not on the party rolls* In fact, the 
latter is a greater menance because of his opportunity to work in stealth*" 

"Fellow travelers and sympathizers can deny party membership, but they can 
never escape the undeniable fact that they have played into the communist 
hands, thus furthering the communist cause by playing the role of innocent, 
gullible or wilful allies*" 

The abo^e qoutes are used iiM the MANNUAL FOR SURVIVAL to show that this 
is what has happen to most of the American clergy* The context of Mr* 
Hoovers statements imply Mr* Hoover is making such a charge against the 
American clergy - i*e*, the context of Mr* Hoover's statements as used 
in the MANNUAL FOR SURVIVAL* 



following statement, "I believe that everyone should know that we are for 
Russia and if need be we will die for the cause, I don*t mean that war with 
Russia is coming soon; I hope not, so that Russia will be better prepared, n 

What To Do 

Uiihat can we do? And what should be our course of action? The best 
antidote to Communism is vigorous, intelligent, old-fashioned Americanism with 
eternal vigilance, I do not favor any course of action which would give the 
Communists cause to portray and pity ttmniKelvea as martyrs; """ I do favor unrelent- 
ing prosecution whcrvov<>r Uu\y sxv* .(Vmnt n> l?r* violaHtVjj vnu v ^mnM\V'a t*n»»> 

As Americans, our most effective defense is a workable democracy that 
guarantees and preserves our cherished freedoms. 



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I would have no fears if more Americans possessed the zeal, the fervor, 
the persistence and the industry to learn about this menace of Red Fascism. I 
do fear for the liberal and progressive who has been hoodwinked and duped into 
joining hands with the Communists. I confess to a real apprehension so long as 
Communists are able to secure ministers of the gospel to promote their evil work 
and espouse a cause that is alien to the religion of Christ and Judaism. I do 
fear so long as school boards and parents tolerate conditions whereby Communists 
and fellow travelers under the guise of academic freedom can teach our £puth a 
way of life that eventually will destroy the sanctity of the home, that^iindermines Jthoroughly'" 
faith in God, that causes them to scorn respect for constituted authority and 1 MR. HOOy-* 
j sabotage our revered Constitution. paction of 

fine into Uos 

I do fear so long as American labor groups are infiltrated, dominated Itlae being + 
or sa turated with thejvirus of Communism. I do fear the palliation and weasel- ^though th 
worded gestures against Communism indulged" iIPby~some ol^our Tebor"i"eal3ers~^mo i #iT,~jtfljflj^ 
should know better but who have become pawns in the hands of sinister but astute j^fectiv© r * 
manipulators for the Communist cause. pj P^ogreQsi°\ 

I fear for ignorance on the part of all our people who may take the f JJft # HOOVER 
poisonous pills of Communist propaganda. I MiJ # Afmm? * , 

fw progressi 
I am deeply concerned whenever I think of the words of an oldtime | : sary f or th Ve 

Conauunist. Disillusioned, disgusted and frightened he came to us with his stoiy 5i«s of Comm ^ 
and concluded: f*ve done ix^ 1 



"uod help America or any other country if the Communist Party ever 
gets strong enough to control labor and politics. God help us alii* 



forming, L* 

The Communist have been, still are and always will be a menace to F liberal or ^ 
freedom, to democratic ideals, to the worship of God and to America's way of llbplr id^ntit^ 

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I feel that once public opinion is thoroughly aroused as it is today, pUnu© to d ^ 
the fight against Communism is well on its way. Victory will be assured ones poling und°' ^ 
Communists are identified and exposed, because the public will take the first r-IUboral grou* 3C 
of quarantining them so they can do no harm. Communism, in reality, is not a -C i/mr^~ P» 
political Party. It is a way of life -- ■ an evil and malignant way of life. - 
reveals a condition akin to disease that spreads like an epidemic and like an 
epidemic a quarantine is necessary to keep it from infecting the Nation. 






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The size of the Party is relatively unimportant because of the 

enthusiasm and iron-clad discipline under which they operate ♦ In this connectior 

it inigfit be of interest to observe that in 1917 when the Communists overthrew to our sot 

the Russian Government there was one Communist for every 2,277 persons in Russia, it means C 

In the United States today there is one Communist for every 1,814 persons in regarded b 

the country. 

One who accepts the aims, principles, and program of the Party, who "It is a d 

attends meetings, who reads the Party press and literature, who pays dues and is menaced 
who is active on behalf of the Party "shall be considered a member." 'f The open, 
avowed Communist who carries a card and pays dues is no different from a securit;Corresoond 

standpoint than the person who does the Party's 7/ork but pays no d\ies, carries "" *™' s "" 

no card and is not on the Party rolls. In fact, the latter is a greater menace ( 
because of his opportunity to work in stealth. 



Identifying Undercover Communi sts , Fellow Travelers and Sympathizers 



of the more 
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The burden of proof should be placed upon those who consistently pressure ca 

follow the ever-changing, twisting Party line. f Fellow travelers and sympathizer 

Ican deny Party membership but they can never escape the undeniable fact that Radio 
they have played into the Communist hands, thus furthering the Communist cause """"" * 
by playing the role of innocent, gullible or wilful allies. XI 

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Propaganda Activities lave not onl 

radio channe 

The Communists have developed one of the greatest propaganda machines 

the world has ever known. They have been able to penetrate and infiltrate many [otionpictu 

respectable and reputable public opinion mediums. """ 

They capitalize upon ill-founded charges associating known honest . 935 by the ; 
progressive liberals with left wing causes-. I have always entertained the view he orders c* 
that there are few appellations more degrading than "Communist" and hence it abor unions* 
. should be reserved for those justly deserving the degradation. 

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The Communist propaganda technique is designed to promote emotional go in meetin 
response with the hope that the victim will be attracted by what he is told thes the matter 
Communist way of life holds in store for him. The objective, of course, is to osaess adeqii 
develop discontent and hasten the day when the Communists can gather sufficient 
support and following to overthrow the American way of life. . Sow 

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Communist propaganda is always slanted in the hope that the Communist^romunist act 
may be aligned with liberal progressive causes. The honest liberal and Jrthered by C 

progressive should be alert to this and I believe the Communists' most effectiv? serve, oft- 
foes can be the real liberals and progressives who understand their devious 
machinations . The « 

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The deceptiveness of Communist "double talk" fulfills the useful d more parlk 

propaganda technique of confusion. In fact, Lenin referred to their peculiar 
brand of phraseology as, "... that cursed Aesopian language... which.. .compelle£Utrati on 
all revolutionaries to have recourse, whenever they took up their pens to write *"" 

•legal' work." Lenin used it for the purpose of avoiding "censorship." Thni 

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Many Americans, including some prominent religious leaders, 
have failed to realize- — or refused toJbeliem — that Communism is 
an avowed enemy of the Church, a fact documented here with ir- 
refutable evidence by the head of our F. B. L 

BY JOHN EDGAR HOOVER, 

Director Federal Bureau of Investigation 










K:ceiitly, some Communists in Illinois were discussing the recruiting of a 
new Party member. All agreed that the man under discussion would make 
a good Communist. One member said, "The mere fact that he goes to 
church every Sunday shouldn't stop him from joining the Party. 

"We must explain to him that [he Communist Party is a nonsectarian organi- 
zation and respects all religions. The Soviet Union recognizes religious freedom. 
Stalin even granted interviews to priests and ministers. 

"We must tell him that the fundamental basis of Christianity is Communism. 
But over the years the capitalists have worked themselves into the church and are 
using religion for their own purpose. The capitalists now see the writing on the 
wall and in their desperation will resort to anything, it does not matter what they 
do; their end is near. We can see it in China, in India, in Palestine, and on the 
march with the progressive forces all over Europe." 

Another group of Communists deliberately set out in an Eastern city to 
proselyte a respected minister of coasiderable prominence in the churches of his 
denomination. Their cynical campaign was successful. In due time, the naive 
old gentleman was calling himself a ''Christian Communist." 

Last June still another Communist group on the Pacific Coast, discussing the 
problem of recruiting new members, agreed that the Party should concentrate on 
church people who, once recruited, would be instructed to stay in the churches. 
One comrade, misconstruing the tenor, of the discussion and seeking to curry favor, 
admitted that he had been considering joining a church himself. The presiding 
Party functionary put this man's thinking straight and brought him back to Com- 



1LLUSTRATED BY FRANCIS CHASE 



62 

ftmnist itmdamentals by remarking, "To 
hell with religion! The church is the 
thing we have to oppose." 

The rebuked comrade docilely 
knuckled under, as all well-trained Com- 
munists do, but attempted to save face 
with words. 

"Yes," lie said, "1 guess you are 
right. The Communist Party is a kind 
of religion, and the Communist Party 
follow? the Ten Commandments in ad- 
vocating the 'brotherhood of man.' " 

It is doubtful that he had ever read 
the Ten Commandments, but he was 
correct in saying that the Communist 
Party tries to develop the lie that Com- 
munism is a religion. 

This, in fact, is the real menace of 
Communism. It is a materialistic way 
of life, inflaming in its adherents' fanati- 
cism that can be placated by nothing 
less than the complete destruction of all 
■ creeds except its own. Whether the 
religion is that of the Christian, Jew or 
Mohammedan makes no difference. The 
Communist is against God and the wor- 
ship of God. 



Ihe struggle between Communism 
and Democracy is more than a clash of 
political ideologies. It is the offensive 
of atheism against all forms of religions 
lint base themselves on the belief in 
God. 

To every honest student of Commu- 
nism, the evidence is clear and unequivo- 
cal that Communism is anti-God, anti- 
Christ and antimoral. Communism is 
religion's mortal foe. 

The latest Constitution of the Com- 
munist Party, U. S. A., in the very first 
sentence of its preamble states. "The 
Communist Party of the United States is 
the political party of the American work- 
ing class, basing itself upon the prin- 
' ciples of scientific socialism,. Marxism- 
' Leninism." 

This new constitution means a re- 
dedication of the Party to the revolution- 
ary tactics of overthrowing the Govern- 
ment of the United States by force and 
violence. But what has this to do with 
religion? 

Marx, who coined the phrase "Re- 
ligion j* the opium of the people," wrote 
in the Communist manifesto, ". . . Com- 
munism abolishes eternal truths; it abol- 
ishes all religion, and all morality, 
instead of constituting them on a new 
basis; it therefore acts in contradiction 
to all past historical experience." 

Marx denied the existence of God 
and held that atheism could not be sep- 
arated from the Communist concept. In 
fact. Marx advocated, "The criticism of 
religion is the beginning ol all criti- 
cism." 

This was so fundamental that Com- 
munism has always held to the convic- 
tion that "Atheism . is a natural and 
inseparable part of Marxism, of the 
theory and practice of scientific social- 
ism. 

A Communist writer explained the 
absence of a specific Communist treatise 
on religion in these words: "It is not an 
accident, therefore. Ithat the works of our 
great masters, Marx, Engels and Lenin, 
contain no complete and systematic 
statement of their proletarian atheism. 
It is not usual to talk oi obvious facts." 



Since atheism is so closely associ- 
ated with Marxism, a "cluss-eor scions 
Marxist Party must carry on propaganda 
in favor of atheism." 

Lenin, the man who developed and 
applied the principles of Comrmnism, 
constantly urged, "The Marxist must be 
a materialist. f*.e,, an enemy of religion,* 
and in expounding his views said, "We 
must combat religion— this is the ABC 
of all materialism, and consequently 
Marxism. But Marxism is not mate- 
rialism, which stops at the ABC. Marx- 
ism goes further. It says: We must he 
able to combat religion, and in order to 
do this we must explain from the ma- 
terialistic point of view why faith and 
religion are prevalent among the 
masses." 

Lenin, realizing how deep-rooted 
religion is, recommended caution and 
a clever combination of open attack with 
deceit and subterfuge. 

The League of Militant Atheists and 
the Society of Militant Dialectical Mate- 
rialists were created in Russia to lead 
the fight against all religions. When 
the Party's program could better be pro- 
moted these agencies disbanded to hi the 
Party's tactics. Although now official ty 
dissolved, their tenets and principles are 
still taught and followed. The standard 
admonitions of these espouses of athe- 
ism are: "Remember that the struggle 
against religion is a snuggle tor social- 
ism." and "Religion can lead only in 
carrying the dead lo the grave: religion 
does not and ear, nor lead ::he living 
masses o{ workers . . , in ihii struggle 
lo bevUI isp r tree r >eiaJ -system." 

Yuroshivsky, an old Bolshevik who 
was among Lenin's early "Brain Trust- 
ers" and later was the Pari)' historian 
and Stalin's biographer, was assigned to. 
the task of liquidating religion in the 
Soviet Union. He headed the organized 
forces of the godless and stood high in 
the Party's Councils. It is significant in 
understanding the background of many 
American Communist leaders to point 
out that they attend crl a Lenin school in 
Moscow where they were given post- 
graduate courses in Communist tactics 
and strategy. One who attended the 
school reported upon returning to the 
United States that Krishonovna, the wife 
of Yaroslavsky, was one of the leaders 
in this school and saw to it that Ameri- 
cans attending this school received 
proper Communist indoctrination in mili- ■ 
tant atheism. 



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\o religion, denomination or sect 
has been spared the fury and contempt of 
the Communists, God is their foe. and 
God's power over the civilized world is 
a harrier to their advances. The Com- 
munist printing presses turned out 
thousands upon thousands of posters 
portraying God,. Christ and religion in 
the vilest and most obscene manner 
conceivable. They utilized every tech- 
nique of vilification, from condemnation 
to ridicule, and even attempted to attack 
religion as a fantastic myth. These 
posters were distributed throughout Rus- 
sia to poison the minrjs of youth and to 
destroy the faith of' all in God and His 
teachings. The distortions of the Com- 
munists are as far-fetched, as their lies 
on other phases of life in the free coun- 



tries which they seek to corrupt and 
eventually dominate. 

One revolutionist, a member of Len- 
irrji inner circle who discussed extensively 
the "world revolution," scorn fully la- 
mented, in referring to the religious 
views of Christians, "Equally foolish 
things are done by the religious Jew, the 
Moslem Turk, the Buddhist Chinese, in 
a word, by everyone who believes in God. 
. . * Religion . . . not only leaves people in 
a state of barbarism, but helps to leave 
them in a state of slavery." Using the 
reasoning of Communist tight-rope walk- 
ers, Communists say; "Religion must be 
fought, if not by violence, at all events 
by argument.'* 



A he American Communist will be 
quick, to answer that the statements I ■ 
have referred to were made in a foreign 
country and do not apply to the Ameri- 
can brand of Communism. But these 
Statements of Russian Communists were, 
printed in the United States, and their 
writings have been widely circulated 
among American Communists. 

The American Communists, how- 
ever, display no originality in their opin- 
ions on religion. They take their cues 
from the principles of "Marxism-Lenin- 
ism." 

For example, William Z. Foster, 
now head of the American Communist 
Party, in discussing what would happen 
if the Communists succeeded in creating 
a "United Soviet States of America." 
says, "The churches will remain* free to 
continm; their services, but their special 
tax and o her privileges will be liqui- 
dated. Their buildings will revert to the 
state, Refigious schools will be abol- 
ished and organized religious training 
for minors prohibited. .Freedom will be 
established for antireligious propaganda. 
. , . God will be banished from the 
laboratories as well as from the schools." 

Foster says, "The mildness or sever- 
ity of the repressive measures used by 
the workers to liquidate this class (of 
Americans) politically will depend di- 
rectly upon the character of the hitter's 
resistance. While the whole trend of the 
revolutionary worker is against violence, 
they always have an iron fist for counter- 
revolution." 

In other words, Mr. Foster, who de- 
nounces any truthful statement on the 
real aims of Communism as "Red hail- 
ing," "Hitler tactics," or "Fascism," 
would not hesitate to use the iron fist 
if he thought it safe. He says that 
American political parties will be liqui- 
dated and, "Likewise, will be dissolved 
all other organizations that are political 
props of the bourgeois rule, including 
Chambers of Commerce, employers' asso- 
ciations, Rotary Clubs, American Legion. 
YMCA, and such fraternal orders as the 
Masons, Odd Fellows, Elks, Knights of 
Columbus, etc." 

As the followers of Christianity have 
been the object of Communist persecu- 
tion and venom, so the believers in the 
world's oldest religion — Judaism — like- 
wise have been among those singlerl out 
for repression and scorn. Truly, Com- 
munism is anti-God and against all re- 
ligions. 

We have witnessed the horrible 
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selves, as laymen in any church have a 
right to ask a brother, they replied van* 
ously from "None of your business" to 
"The suffering of. an individual as a re- 
sult of such attacks is imiall compared to 
the sufferings of Christ" 

IMany Communist fronts have oper- 
ated under the guise of some church 
commission or religious body. It is 
ghastly to see the monster atheism being 
nourished in the churches which it seeks 

Nto destroy! Church leaders can stop 
this nefarious infiltration by taking vig- 
orous action in the boards and commis- 
sions under church supervision. Individ- 
Iual ministers and church members can 
avoid being hoodwinked if they will stay 
, close to the fundamentals of their faith. 
Any minister who cannot find in his 
Bible sufficient argument for the cause 
of liberty and social justice — who has to 
borrow the double-talk of the Commu- 
nists — is in the wrong profession and 
should be carefully watched by his offi- 
cial superiors and his congregation. 



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leligion is the only force that can 
save our civilization. Only in religion 
can men learn to live at peace with one 
another, because only religion puis total 
emphasis on serving other? rather than 
self. In the twilight of despair which is 
settling on so snj.'oy areas ' 1 the earth, 
we must turn to (he ^atheriiood of God, 

The zeal *>f early Christians stamped 
out paganism in Rome and conquered 
the savage gods of the northern bar- 
barians. That same zeal could convert 
godless Communism, It is up to the 
churches of America to recapture the 
militant spirit of Paul and to fulfill the 
magnificent prophecy of John: 

"And ye shall know the truth, and 
the truth shall make you free." 

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to learn what show business was nil 
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was placed in a New York City dancing 
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Chester Hale Dancers at the Capitol 
Theater. She went on tour in vaudeville, 
playing straight parts opposite Ken Mur- 
ray for two seasons. Next she was with 
Bert Lahr. This experience taught her 
the quick comedy timing that you*]] no- 
tice in her radio shows. 

Back on Broadway, she was mis- 
tress of ceremonies in om of the big and 
popular night clubs. 

It was during this engagement that 
site saw Ozzic Nelson, then tops in the 
band world. ''We both played at a New 
Year's party in the Edison Hotel ball- 
room, and we were so close that our 
sleeves touched, but we weren't even 
aware, of each other," Harriet told . jnc. 
About that time she made a number of 
mo\ie shorts at Paramount'* studio in 
Astoria, Long Island, with Rudy Vallee. 
One of those shorts was titled "Musical 
Justice" — and this one was definitely 
tagged by destiny. Call it coincidence, 
fate, whatever. Anyway, Ozzie Nelson 
happened to drop into the Paramount 
Theater one day and saw that picture. 

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at Glen Island Casino in a few weeks, 
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of Fascism. Red Fascism has made no 
improvement in their lot. 
^ > "§V During the Russian Revolution a 
group of rabbis went to Trotsky, then 
Lenin's co-conspirator, and asked him 
to withdraw for the sake of all Jewish 
people. He replied, "Go home to your 
Jews, and tell them I am not a Jew, 
and care nothing for Jews and their 
fate." 

Hebrew as a language has been 
barred in Russia and Zionism outlawed 
with institutional Judaism losing ground. 
A late report of the Union of Militant 
Jewish Atheists deplores the fact that it 
is not losing ground fast enough. 

From the earliest days when Com* 
munism came to power, the followers of 
the Mosaic faith have been the target of 
Communist vilification and hate. They 
were ridiculed and opposed, while the 
Jewish clergy, like their Christian broth- 
ers, lived in constant fear of extinction. 
Communism is opposed to the real tenets 
of the Jewish faith as vigorously as it 
is opposed to Christianity. 

Actually, very few Jews belong to 
the Communist Party in the Soviet 
Union. In America, there are names 
which the public associates with names 
I of Jewish origin on the membership rolls 

| of the Communist Party; but a Jew who 

follows the teachings of Judaism could 
never be a Communist. 

The American Communists for a 
long time soft-pedaled their antireligious 
propaganda and sought to ingratiate 
. themselves with religious people by 
featuring the names of a few prominent 
Communists who. by tradition, family 
connections and childhood training, were 
-''.associated with respected religious or- 
ganizations. 

The reason the Party has been less 
articulate on religion in recent years 
was aptly explained in a recent discus- 
sion among Party members. They have 
recognized, it was stated, that church 
groups could be of assistance in com- 
munity campaigns and in furtherance of 
the Parly program. Hence widespread 
public condemnation in opposition to 
religion has been discouraged. 

JLhe Party today, however, is be- 
coming more open in its stand on reli- 
gion. A few of their more versatile 
Communist writers have unlimbered 
their guns, particularly at the Roman 
Catholic Church, for a twofold purpose. 
In the first instance, it is part of the 
. Party line because of the largo numbers 
of Catholics in the .satellite countries, 
and, second, being masters of the "di- 
vide and conquer" tactic, they hope to 
divide Christendom and stir up strife be- 
tween Catholics and Protestants. 

The happenings at a recent Com- 
munist Party meeting behind closed 
doors show how well the Party line has 
been handed down to local groups. At 
this particular meeting one speaker out- 
lined the history of the Roman Catholic 
Church from the day? of the early perse- 
cution of Christians in Rome. He then 
said that the Church, which based its 
doctrine upon the scriptures, would not 
allow any radical changes, and conse- 
quently people could not progress be- 
cause the Church would "expel them" 
for having ideas contrary to. church 



CAMPING 
AHEAD! 

Thinking parents select camps 
with as much care as they use in 
selecting a school or college. 
Boys and girls need a summer 
vacation in a different environ- 
ment, that they may return to 
their school work in September 
more vitally interested — eager. 

Sunshine, fresh air, the peace of 
the hills and forests, freedom 
from tension — these we owe our 
children. And all of these advan- 
tages will be theirs if you select 
a summer camp directed by in- 
telligent, able camp educators. 

Delightful and varied are the ac- 
tivities offered in the thoroughly 
fine. camps. For the younger boy 
or girl- -excellent swimming in- 
struction, all water sports, tennis, 
games under the supervision of 
trained men and women. For 
the older children — riding or sail- 
ing, canoe trips, trips abroad or. 
in this country, ranch camps in 
the Western Rockies — camps that 
specialize in music or dancing. 
These are only a few of the thrill 
ing experiences awaiting boys 
and girls of camp age.. 

In choosing a camp r> ml rely 
on the wo d itf friends, but write 
to the directors of Jk ennps 
listed in ihis .is«ue < I Rkdbook 
on pages 95-96. If ym.-. do not nod 
a camp wHch meets, y.mr require- 
ments, may* we assist you? "i ear. 
aftei year the members of the 
staff of Ri:r>i;ooK's Department of 
Education have been visiting and 
investigating camps in all camp- 
ing areas. In writing, tell us all 
about the child for whom you 
wish to select a camp, and in- 
clude the amount you will spend 
for I he two-month period, the lo- 
cation you prefer, any other pref- 
erences you may have, and the 
particular activities and interests 
you wish stressed. Address: 

Ethel F. RebU, Director 
Department of Education 
Kcriho'Cik Magazine 
444 Madisim Avenue 
New York 22, IV. Y. 
Tel: MUrrny Hill 6-4o00 



teachings. They make the lie that the 
Church supports the wealthy and seeks 
to hold the poor in a state of poverty. 
The point was then made that the Catho- 
lics have now gained a j'oothold in the 
United States and were on the same team 
with the capitalists and must be fought, 
which is nothing but: a propaganda trick. 
Then the speaker stopped his« 
double-talk and showed his true colors. 
"The Communist Party,'*, he said, "has 
a position on churches." j He said, "No 



true Marxist can believe in any religion. 
The Church is an enemy of the working 
class and must be considered as such. 1 * 
He concluded by saying, "We, as Com- 
munists, must show the Church up for 
what it actually is — an enemy of the 
people." In this he did not differentiate. 
Jew or Gentile, Catholic or Protestant, 
makes no difference; it is their belief in 
the reality of God that Communists hate 
and are dedicated to destroy. 

lhe Communists are past masters 
at playing on ideals that arc near and 
dear to Americans, as well as playing 
upon passions and prejudices. In discuss- 
ing religion a Party spokesman said that 
as "Marxists we must constantly remem- 
ber that our program calls for a unifica- 
tion of all sections of the people's forces. 
... As Marxists we should know. that we 
must always seek ways to unite the 
Church masses .wherever possible on is- 
sues, however moderate and always with 
a sensitive regard for their deep-going 
religious feelings in order to win them 
away from the Church and for demo- 
cratic advance. . . . We must bring the 
Church masses to understand that ours is 
not an anticlerical position, but a posi- 
tion against clerical reaction." 

The sorry but tragic infiltration with 
this type of Communist propaganda oc- 
curred recently in a Midwestern city. 
There an unofficial social-action group 
of one of our Protestant denominations 
flagrantly abused and misused the name 
of a great church. In praising the 
Soviet Union and criticizing the United 
.Slates, the Sermon on the Mount, the 
Christmas story, the Parable of the Good 
Samaritan and the name of religion were 
invoked. "The story of Mary," said one 
speaker, means "not the improvement of 
the present social order, but its revolu- 
tionary abolition and replacement anew/* 

Non-Communist writers who should 
know better often parrot the Red-Fascist 
line that Communism and the teachings 
of Christ have much in common. Re- 
cently in one of our leading magazines a 
writer in referring to one of our great . 
and beloved national heroes attributed to 
him the belief that "Pure Communism, 
indeed, might be a Christlike doctrine 
were it not for its political implications." 
It is difficult to believe the views of this 
great leader were properly portrayed. 

The Communists have demonstrated 
time and again their mastery of decep- 
tion in injecting their slogans and propa- 
ganda into Christian groups on the 
themes of "peace," "democracy." "aid 
to the poor" and "civil liberties." They 
are just as facile in dealing with Jewish 
groups in passing the lie that there is 
no "anti-Semitism in Russia." To the 
Jew they say that Palestine is the natural 
home of the Jews, and to the Moham- 
medan they deplore Jewish (7mcroacK*> 
ment upon the Arabs. Selling and pan- 
dering the hellish hates of Communism, 
they represent themselves as all things 
to all people. . 

Individuals who, if they are not 
Communists, have followed every twist 
of the Party's line have defended them- 
selves on the basis of their self-declared 
nominal affiliation with the Church. 
When the Catholic War Veterans asked 
a group of Communists to declare them- 



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With respect to your inquiry, regulations of the Department 
of Justice pertaining to the confidential nature of the information contained 
in FBI files preclude my commenting as you suggested. I regret I cannot 
be of assistance in this instance but trust you will understand the necessary 
reasons for this policy. It is hoped you will not infer either that we do or 
do not have data in our files relating to the National Council of Churches, 
m addition, I am unable to direct you to a source from which you can 
obtain the information you desire. 

The quotations attributed to me which you enclosed are 
correct and, as a clarification of my position on the subject of communism 
and religion, I pointed ou{ in my book, "Masters of Deceit, " that the 
Communist Party in this country has attempted to infiltrate and subvert 
every segment of our society. However, the Party's efforts are being 
thwarted by the FBI's internal security programs, by investigation, arrest 
and prosecution of Party functionaries, and by widespread, intelligent public 
opposition to the communist philosophy. These achievements are being 
accomplished through orderly, legal procedures, and I assure you this Bureau 
will continue to make every effort to discharge its responsibilities with the 
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continue to be important targets In the over-all subversive plan of 
endeavoring to control our established institutions, and ws must remain 
alert to any attempts to replace our national traditions with the insidious 
philosophy of communism. 

Enclosed is some material I hope you will find of interest. 
Some of these contain suggestions as to how citizens can defend our 
democratic way of life against the false doctrine of communism. Perhaps 
you will also wish to refer to my book, "A Study of Communism. " It is 
a comprehensive study of the development and expansion of communism 
throughout the world. Both "Masters of Deceit" and "A Study of 
Communism" may be available at your local library. 

Sincerely yours, 

J - Edgar FfeoviT 



Enclosures (5) 

4-17-62 Internal Security Statement 

4-1-61 LEB Intro 

Let's Fight Communism Sanely! 

"Faith in God--Our Answer to Communism" 

"Faith in Freedom" 

NOTE: Correspondent is not identifiable in Bufiles. The Church 
League of America has not been investigated by the Bureau. Its 
monthly publication, "News and Views, " is published for clergymen, 
laymen, educators and purports to set forth articles designed for 
their interest. We have received numerous inquiries concerning 
this organization and its General Chairman, Edgar C. Buridy. Bundy 

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Intelligence. He is also a former Baptist Minister who lectures 
around the country on communism. He has been the subject of 
a closed impersonation case. (100-158864) Copies of the Directors 
statements referred to by correspondent are attached. 



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J received the letter of October 12th from you and 
your family and want to thank you for your generous remarks 
concerning my administration of the FBI and for your interest 
in literature disseminated by this Bureau. It is hoped our future 
endeavors will continue to merit your support and approval. 



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in the files of the FBI must be maintained as confidential in acconfo g 
ance with regulations of the Department of Justice and is availably 5 
for official use only. I regret I am unable to be of help in this ^ 

instance but trust you will understand the necessary reasons for this § 
policy. It is hoped you will not infer either that we do or do not have^ 
data in our files relating to the organization or the individual you 
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DeLoach . 

Casper 

Callahan _ 

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I am enclosing a copy of my testimony before the 
Bouse Subcommittee on Appropriations, on January 29, 1964, along 
with other literature which includes suggestions aU of us can use in 
combating the evil of communism* Material which this Bureau is 
pr ivileged to distribute is sent free of charge. 

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OCi 1 91964 — 

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FBI 1965 Appropriation 

Faith in Freedom 

4-17-62 Internal Security Statement 

4-1-61 INRO. LEB. 

M Faith in God- -Our Answer to Communism" 

NOTE: Correspondents 1 are not identifiable inlkifiles. Bundy is well 
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Oct. 12,1964- 

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 
Director FB.L 
Washington - D. C. 

Dear Sir: 

We have followed, with much interest and admira- 
tion, the administration and work of the Federal Bureau of Investi- 
gation- -and read the various reports-books and statements made by 
you^as director of this Bureau - 

We try to keep informed and look abjectively at 
continued reports of infiltration and various methods used by 
Communists in the cold- war and inner effort to undermine our 
American Way of Life— We are becoming increasingly Ifencerned- 
and would appreciate further information and advice from you- 
as to what individuals can effectively do to combat this illusive 
element-—, without joining, group s . We do not feel we are 
extremists in our thinking— but just common concerned parents 
& citizens, anxious to help in some way in our community- 

We recently heard a speaker Ma i io rBundy- -repre- 
senting an organization --"The Church Leagues o f America * He 
reviewed the work of this organization- -as evaluation of all litera- 
ture published for distribution, for Communist propaganda infiltra- 
tion purposes— The intricate records, files, cross files, data - 
etc. he explained sounded fantastic - and we were impressed, -- 
We would like your information regarding this kind of operation? 
Does your Bureau have a service such as this? What is this Church 
League of America? We were particularly concerned at his (Major 

eBundy) statements regarding church litature and curriculum toward 74 
'liberal 1 teachings -- and have followed some personal elements 
with our higher officials involved in accusations-- (We are Methodists- 
1 Bishop Oxnam) What records of such church infiltration do you have? 
Is there a definite plan of the Communists to work thru our Theologi- 
cal Schools etc. (of course there must be-)^but definite Known plpxis ? 




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little satisfaction in such discussions with our Church leaders. 

Another question we would like to ask is this 
You gave an extended report, as we understand, to the Congress 
last year—regarding the alarming extent of Communist infiltration 
via various Media-- in our country- -Was this publicized? We cannot recall 
hearing or seeing much about this report- - 

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I realize this is a long letter-being our first to 
you, much has been aired & in question-but we do want to find 
ways that we as concerned citizens can help combat this infiltra- 
tion in a constructive & rational way 

Thank you very much & God Bless the work you are 
doing in making the world a better place. 



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P.S. If there is an cost for mailing etc-- 
Please let us know — 

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WAY 1963 EDITION 
GSA GEN. REG. NO. 27 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

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that I was responsible for sending the flowers, at the same time 1 Aid not^a'spire to 
the Directorship of the FBI and that it was a well known fact that when and if Mr. Hoover 
left I would leave at the same time. |stated he needed no explanation, that 

actually he had hung up the phone on Bundy. 



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a Photostat of Special Report dated September, 1963, of the 
Church League of America, 422 North Prospect Street, Wheaton, 
Illinois, which is sub-captioned The Reuther Memorandum to the tf=? ><^> 
Attorney General of the United States. A copy of this was ^ 
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771 First Avenue, New York City. 

This is being submitted in the event the Bureau has 
not previously received a copy of this report. 

A copy of this letter is being sent to Chicago for 
information since the report indicates that the Church League 
of America is located at Wheaton, Illinois. It is presumed 
that Chicago has previously received information concerning this 
report. However, if Chicago needs a copy, New York should be 
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Church league of America 
422 North Prospect Street, Wheaton, Illinois 60187 



THE REUTHER MEMORANDUM TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES 



FOREWORD BY CHURCH LErACUE OF AMERICA 

Walter and Victor Reuther called on Attorney General 
Robert Kennedy in the Fall of 1961 and laid out an oral 
plan on how to destroy the Conservative rebellion within 
the United States. Robert Kennedy requested that the plan 
be submitted to him in writing. On December 19, 1961 a 
24-page memorandum was given to the Attorney-General 
and the writer was identified as Victor Reuther. 

The memorandum, which was distributed to all high 
Kennedy Administration officials and to "certain sympa- 
thetic Senators and Congressmen" contained five major 
courses of action which should be initiated by the Attorney 
General: 

1. Muzzle the military and stop the recall to active duty 
of Conservatives such as General James Van Fleet by 
having the Secretary of Defense issue orders against 
speeches or articles opposing Communism. 

2. Stop listing pro-communist organizations exclusively 
as subversive on the annual " Attorney General's list 
and add the names of conservative organizations so 
that the list would not be "lop-sided." This would 
cause the membership of the conservative organiza- 
tions to drop out as they would not want to be asso- 
ciated- with a "subversive" organization on the At- 
torney General's list. That would then bring about the 
end of the organization. 

3. Stop the flow of funds to the conservative organiza- 
tions by having the Internal Revenue Service investi- 
gate all tax-exempt conservative religious and educa- 
tional organizations and find some pretext for remov- 
ing tax-exemption. 

4. Use the power of the Federal Communications Com- 
mission to investigate radio and television stations 
carrying conservative programs and see if such sta- 
tions are violating FCC regulations. 

5. Curb the activities of J. Edgar Hoover who "exagger- 
ates the domestic Communist menance at every turn 
and contributes to the public's frame of mind." Hoover 
was charged in the memo with 'fifteen years of over- 
stating a problem." 

At least four of the suggestions of the Reuthers are in 
operation now and proof is overwhelming. 

Here is the covering letter from the Office of the Attorney 
General, signed by Andrew F. Oehmann, Executive Assis- 
tant to the Attorney General, identifying the following as 
"The Reuther "Memorandum." 



(SEAL OF THE 
(DEPARTMENT 
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OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Washington; D. C. 

July 11, 1963 

Mr. John Wesley Rhoads 
1801 - 1802 Finance Building 
Philadelphia 2, Pennsylvania 

Dear Mr. Rhoads: 

This is in response to your letter of June 6, 1963 to the At- 
torney General requesting a copy of the Reuther Memoran- 
dum concerning the "radical right." 

A copy of the memorandum is enclosed herewith. Please 
excuse the delay in answering your inquiry. We were un- 
able to locate the memo before this. 

Sincerely, 

Andrew F. Oehmann 
Executive Assistant to the 
Attorney General 

(THE REUTHER MEMORANDUM) 

The Radical Right in America Today 

President Kennedy's addresses in Seattle and Los An- 
geles on November 16 and 18 evidenced both a deep 
concern with, and a profound understanding of, the seri- 
ous problems injected into American life by the* growing 
strength of the radical right. A spate of articles in re- 
sponsible newspapers and periodicals reflect this same 
concern and understanding. Perhaps therefore this memo- 
randum will prove but a repetition and restatement of sug- 
gestions already under consideration by the Administra- 
tion. Since, however, the public discussion to date con- 
cerning the radical right has produced little in the line of 
suggested policies and programs for dealing with the seri- 
ous problems raised, this memorandum may have some 
value in focusing attention upon possible Administration 
policies and programs to combat the radical right. 

Initially, it needs to be said that far more is required 
in the struggle against the radical right than simply calling 
attention to present and potential dangers. If the Adminis- 
tration truly recognizes this as a serious problem, as it 



certainly appears to do, it is most improtartt that Presid- 
dent Kennedy's addresses in Seattle and Los Angeles be 
implemented. Speeches without action may well only mo- 
bilize the radical right instead, of mobilizing the demo- 
cratic forces within our nation. It is with this considera- 
tion in view that there is set forth below an estimate of 
the extent of the problem and suggested Administration 
policies and programs for dealing with the problem. 

Extent of Problem 

The radical right or extreme right-wing, or however it 
may be designated, includes an unknown number of mil- 
lions of Americans of viewpoints bounded on the left by 
Senator Goldwater and on the right by Robert Welch. The 
active component of these radical right millions would, of 
course, be only* a small fraction of the total. But. whatever 
may be the difficulty of ascertaining their numbers, these 
radical right groups are probably stronger and are almost 
certainly better organized than at any time in recent his- 
tory. More significant yet. they are growing in strength 
and there is no reason to expect a turning of the tide in 
this regard during the foreseeable Cold War period ahead. 
And, possibly most significant of all. their relationship to 
and infiltration of the Armed Services adds a new dimen- 
sion to the seriousness with which they must be viewed. 

New radical right organizations have sprung up like 
weeds in the last few years; it is estimated by the Anti- 
Defamation League that almost a hundred such organi- 
zations have been organized in 1961 alone. Welch's Birch • 
Society, Schwarz' Christian Anti-Communist Crusade, and 
Hargis 1 Christian Crusade, are among the most powerful 
of the new groups. Benson's Harding College and National 
Education Program and H. L. Hunt's Life Line have 
earlier histories, but they have expanded along with the 
growth of the new groups. But all of these groups together 
are only part of an even larger and constantly growing 
movement which is well manned and even better financed. 
The Birch Society alone probably has a million dollars a 
year at its disposal: so does the Christian Crusade (which 
is just one of 3 Hargis ventures). The radical right as a 
whole — and estimating conservatively — must have twen- 
ty or more times this much on call. There are vast quanti- 
ties of literature, films and records emanating from the 
radical right and even such things as radical right book- 
shops are beginning to spring up. (General Walker gave 
one of these bookshops, The Bookmailer in New York, a 
big plug on national television December 3rd). 

The Birch Society may be the best known today. But 
others are equally strong and perhaps more influential. 
Take a look at Schwarz' Christian Anti-Communist Cru- 
sade, for example. In the Anti-Communist School he ran 
in St. Louis earlier this year he was backed by the 5/. 
Louis Globe Democrat and was sponsored by the Mayor 
and Chief of Police of St. Louis and both United States 
Senators. Governor John M. Dalton even officially pro- 
claimed this "anti-Communism week in Missouri.'* The 
New York Times eyewitness report from St. Louis asserted 
that one of the most striking things there was "the large 
proportion of younger people." Schwarz' Hollywood rallies 
are even more disturbing than his St. Louis and other 
schools. His Crusade had a three-hour rally before some 
twelve to fifteen thousand persons in the Hollywood Bowl 
and an estimated four million more watched the program 
over television on 33 stations in six states. Actors John 
Wayne, James Stewart, Pat O'Brien, and George Murphy 
were there, as were such top "movie-makers" as Jack War- 
ner of Warner Brothers and Y. Frank Freeman of Para- 



mount. The gross ^ake at >he rally (plus the week's Holly^ 
wood Anti-Communist School) was $214,796. Even mort« 
significant was the presence of £:D: J'dckson, a top execu- 
tive of Life Magazine. In early September Life had run a 
disparaging story about Schwarz. The kickback at Life 
was sufficient to induce Jackson to fly to Los Angeles to 
appear in the Hollywood Bowl and offer a public apology. 
Jackson told the audience, "I believe we were wrong and 
I am profoundly sorry. It's a great privilege to be here 
tonight and align Life Magazine with Senator Dodd, Re- 
presentative Judd, Dr. Schwarz, and the rest of these im- 
placable fighters against communism." Only recently the 
Los Angeles rallies were re-telecast in New York City for 
three full evening hours with the Schick Safety Razor Com- 
pany picking up the tab. (Richfield Oil and Technicolor 
Corp., as well as Schick, appear to be regularly available 
to Schwarz as television sponsors). 

Take a look, too, at another one of these groups — Hard- 
ing College and the National Education Program (both 
headed by Dr. George S. Benson). The propaganda opera- 
tion, exclusive of the college, is budgeted at $200,000 a 
year. They produced some 30 movies of which "Com- 
munism on the Map" is the most famous and has been 
seen by 10 million .persons. Dr. Benson's weekly column 
has wide distribution and one version is sent in bulk lots 
to a thousand business organizations. He has a monthly 
newsletter with 50 thousand subscribers; he has outlets 
in a great many Farm Bureau monthly state papers (the 
effect of which was seen at the recent Farm Bureau Con- 
vention). He has a series of high school study outlines 
in "American Citizenship Education" sent free to schools 
requesting them. 

The Life Line Radio Program, now on about 200 radio 
stations (some run him twice), is planning to branch out 
into television. Businessmen all over the Nation are spon- 
soring this program. H. L. Hunt, one of the richest oil 
men in the country and owner of Life Line, boasts that 
"the Free World cannot be saved unless it is saved at a 
profit." 

All of these radical right organizations have the same 
general line. The danger to America is domestic Com- 
munism. While their particular traitor will vary from Har- 
ry Hopkins to George Marshall, from President Truman 
to President Eisenhower, from Senator Fullbright to some 
labor leader, there is no question that anybody even slight- 
ly to the left of Senator Goldwater is suspect. They traffic 
in fear. Treason in high places is their slogan and slander 
is their weapon. They undermine loyal Americans' con- 
fidence in each other and in their government. 

Their appeal is for "total victory" (note that Goldwater 
is with them all the way on this) and they thrive on every 
defeat, retreat, concession, or even negotiation. Americans 
feel they are "losing" for the first time in history. Since 
Americans intuitively tend not to believe they ever lose 
fairly, the radical right's charges that we are "losing" (it- 
self a .dubious assumption) because of treason in high 
places falls on fertile soil. In Schwarz's Southern Cali- 
fornia meetings, as shown in the New York re-telecast a 
couple of weeks ago, Senator Dodd's and Representative 
Judd's heavy-handed foreign policy polemics received little 
applause, but when W. Cleon Skousen (author of "The 
Naked Communist") charged treason in high places, the 
place went up in a roar of applause. 

The suggestion is being made in some quarters (e.g., 
Reston in the Times of November 19, 1961) that the radi- 
cal right is primarily a "Republican problem" because it 
utilizes money that might otherwise be available to Re- 



publican Party candidates. Forsner. .Vice President Nixon 
.^hareS this view. Yet. on reflection, this would appear quite 
superficial. The gro*Yving> strength of the radical right "may 
indeed be an inconvenience to the Republican Parly, but 
it is far worse than that for the Nation and the Demo- 
cratic Party — for it threatens the President's program at 
home and abroad. By the use of the twin propaganda 
weapons of fear and slander, the radical right moves the 
' national political spectrum away from the Administration's 
proposed liberal programs at home and abroad. By vicious 
local pressure campaigns against teachers or preachers or 
any one else who supports anything from negotiation in 
foreign affairs to governmental programs in domestic affairs, 
they frighten off support for much-needed Administration 
programs. . Pressure tactics on already-timid Congressmen 
are reinforced with fanaticism and funds. The pressure 
campaign against .the Katanga operation is only one ex- 
ample of what is ahead. Any hard-boiled, realistic appraisal 
of the situation evokes this conclusion; The growing 
strength, organization and financial resources of the radical 
right is not something that can- be wished away or that 
can be confidently ignored as a Republican problem. 

Action On The Problem 

As the radical right cannot be wished away or ignored, 
likewise its demise is not something that can be readily 
accomplished. The struggle against the radical right is a 
long-term affair: total victory over the radical right is no 
more possible than total victory over the Communists. 
What are needed are deliberate Administration policies 
and programs to contain the radical right from further 
expansion and in the long run to reduce it to its historic 
role of the impotent lunatic fringe.* 



As the radical right today feeds like a leech on the 
frustrations of the American people, so reducing these 
frustrations by accomplishments at home arid abroad is 
the most important part of the long-range battle against 
the radical right. Indeed, in the long run, only democratic 
initiative in the world struggle against Communism will 
roll back the radical right to its traditional insignificance. 
But the Nation cannot look the other way and wait for this 
to happen. The radical right organizations threaten to ren- 
der impossible the very steps (action and negotiation) 
that need to be taken by the Administration if our nation 
is to survive and succeed in the world struggle; they must 
never be permitted to become so strong as to obstruct 
action needed for democratic survival and success. 

As we gird ourselves for a long struggle against world 
Communism, so we must gird ourselves for a long struggle 
against the radical right. But there are some steps which 
. can and should be taken now to halt the growth of the 
radical right and possibly to turn the tide against it. There 
are other steps of a more long-range nature. Among the 
programs and policies of both types which the Administra- 
tion might consider are the following: 

1. The radical right inside the Armed Services presents 
an immediate and special problem requiring im- 
mediate and special measures. 

* Private agencies can do much, too, to identify and expose the 
radical right. Indeed, in the long-run the extent of participation by 
private agencies in this struggle is more likely to determine its 
outcome than anything the Government can do. The press, tele- 
vision, church, labor, civic, political and other groups whose con- 
stitutional freedom is directly involved must carry the prime bur- 
den in this struggle. But the purpose of this memorandum is to 
consider possible Administration policies and programs rather than 
those of private groups. Furthermore, affirmative Administration 
policies and programs can set the backdrop against which private 
activity is most likely to succeed. 



The problem of radical right influence inside the Armed 
Services is an immediate one and made all the more so by 
the up-coming hearings of the Senate Armed Service? 
Subcommittee. But even if there were no hearings, this 
challenge to the basic American concept of separating 
military personnel from partisan politics must be met now. 
Tolerance of such a challenge can only embolden those 
who do the challenging. 

It has been widely reported that General Walker's 
radical right viewpoint is shared by a substantial number 
of his colleagues. One observer. Louis. J. Halle, has re- 
ported that Walker's position "represents the publicly un- 
expressed but privately outspoken views of an important 
part of our American officer corps in all three services" 
[New Republic, November 20, 1961). Drew Pearson has 
twice reported without contradiction that a Lieutenant 
General has leaked secret information to Senator Thur- 
mond in support of the Walker position. The "American- 
ism Seminars/ 1 espousing radical right doctrine and spon- 
sored or co-sponsored by the Armed Services in various 
places, could only have been accomplished by radical right 
officer personnel within the armed forces; the spectacle of 
the U. S. Army sponsoring Skousen's reflection on the 
patriotism of Franklin Roosevelt and the loyalty of Harry 
Hopkins, could only have been achieved through the conni- 
vance "of inside military personnel. Former top brass work 
with all the radical right groups. The recent experience in 
Algeria demonstrates that the soldiers of an army of a 
democratic nation may be tempted, out of frustration, to 
engage in anti-democratic operations; as reports from 
France make so abundantly clear, the radical right Gen- 
erals and Admirals continue today to threaten the stability 
of France's democratic system. 



What appears to support the" position of widespread in-* 
filtration of the radical right into the Armed Services is 
the manner in which the Walker case was handled. In- 
deed, the shocking thing about the Walker case is not that 
his resignation was accepted in 1961, but that the Armed 
Services rejected his resignation in 1959 when he tried 
to resign because of '"the fifth column conspiracy and in- 
fluence in the United States" and the "conspiracy and its 
influences on the home front." Whether the resignation 
was rejected because Walker's superiors agreed with his 
views or simply were not shocked by them is not known; 
but in either event, the failure to accept his resignation 
constituted a dangerous tolerance of the radical right in- 
side the Armed Services. Even worse was the action towards 
Walker in 1960 and early in 1961; the Army failed to act 
against Walker's obvious and illegal acts of "radical right 
politics" until public notice of Walker's offenses (brought 
about by a newspaper expose) forced the Pentagon's hand. 
Again, it is not important why this happened; what is 
important is the degree of tolerance of the radical right 
inside the Armed Services. • 

It also appears to have been widespread pressure from 
rightwing Generals and Admirals in the Pentagon which 
brought about the recall to duty of General Van Fleet. It 
is common knowledge that General Van Fleet has himself 
been a member of the extreme right w r ing (Boafd member 
of "For America"; endorser of the Florida Coalition of 
Patriotic Societies; Board of Advisors of H. L. Hunt's 
Life Line). Not only does the Pentagon pressure for the 
recall of General Van Fleet evidence radical right influence 
inside the military establishment, but it demonstrates the 
absolute unappeasablity of this group. All that the recall 
has accomplished is to embarrass the Administration when 
Van Fleet irresponsibly attacked the Administration's Am- 
bassador to the United Nations. 



"Once it is recognized that there is a serious problem of 
radical right infiltration of the military and that appease- 
ment is not the answer, the indicated course of action be- 
comes clear. The Administration must get off the defensive 
in the Walker case; it must shift the battleground from 
the defensive posture of justifying the "muzzling of Walker" 
to an offensive posture supporting the basic American 
concept of separation of military personnel from partisan 
politics. To shift the posture from defense to offense, con- 
sideration should be given to requesting Senator Russell 
to broaden the hearings to cover the problem of radical 
right infiltration of the Armed Services. As the Washing- 
ton Post said on November 28th. the hearings "ought to 
be aimed not to determining whether General Walker and 
his imitators were improperly silenced by civilian authori- 
ties, but at determining how widely the infection they re- 
present is spread in the armed services." 

An alternative to getting Senator Russell to broaden the 
hearings would be for Secretary McNamara to start his 
own investigation of radical right Generals and Admirals. 
Those Generals and Admirals who have lost confidence in 
democracy and who feel that the danger to our country 
is treason at home rather than the strengtht of the inter- 
national Communist movement abroad, should be warned 
against political activity in any way, shape or form. This 
might have the effect of causing the resignation of some 
of these Generals and Admirals which would certainly be 
in the national interest. At any rate, political activity after 
such warning would be grounds for dismissal from the 
service. Above all, the suggested investigation would give 
courage to the officers, old and young, who believe in 
democracy and in a non-political democratic Army. 

Then, too, Secretary McNamara should try to take the 
offensive at the forthcoming hearings.* Secretary McNa- 
mara certainly has the right to be the first witness at the 
hearings. Instead of being on the defensive concerning his 
muzzling of Walker, he should take the offensive by telling 
how action against Walker was too long delayed and how 
there is a serious problem in the Armed Services concern- 
ing persons who no longer believe in democracy. If, as 
suggested in the previous paragraph, Secretary McNamara 
has by that time instituted his own investigation of radical 
right Generals and Admirals, he should give a report of 
his plans in this regard. Whether or not he has instituted 
an investigation, he should make clear that the Defense 
Department's policy rejects these extreme right-wing or- 
ganizations and rejects the views of those who participate 
in them. He should have those of the real top brass who 
share his views get right up behind him at the hearing 
and back him up. He should get the full support of the 
President. In this way, the hearings could be turned against 
those who presently plan to use them to help the right 
wing embarrass Secretary McNamara. 

The strong posture against radical right Generals and 
Admirals suggested in this memorandum would go far 
to answer Soviet propaganda that American foreign policy 
is not in responsible hands and that there is a substantial 
"preventive war" group in the Pentagon which may ulti- 
mately get the upper hand. This strong posture would not 
only reassure our own allies, but might give support to 
factions within the Soviet Union that strive for a more 
flexible position on the Soviet's part. 

2. The radical right and the Attorney General's sub- 
/ versive list. 

The attorney General's list of subversive organizations 
is lending aid and comfort to the radical right. Although 

* Possibly the public release at this time of the Army's inter- 
rogation of General Walker would be helpful in this regard. 



the radical right poses a far greater danger to the success 
of this country in its. cattle against international Com- \ 
munisnfc than does the domestic Communist movement, the 
latter have been branded subversive by the Government 
and the former have not. No one loses his job or is sub- 
jected to public obloquy because he joins one of these 
radical right groups; yet these groups can use the sub- 
versive list to get at liberals and moderates who twenty 
years earlier had joined some Communist "front" organi- 
zation which looked patriotic and socially desirable. The 
list today is almost like a Good Housekeeping seal for the 
radical right. Whatever one's views may be toward the list. 
as long as it exists it should not remain one-sided and be 
permitted to work in favor of the radical right. 

Under existing regulations, the Attorney General can 
only put an organization on the Attorney General's list if 
he finds, after notice and hearing, that it meets the stand- 
ards of the list — i.e., that the organization is "totalitarian, 
fascist, communist or subversive, or as having adopted a 
policy of advocating or approving the commission of acts 
of force or violence to deny others their rights under the 
Constitution .... or as seeking to alter the form of govern- 
ment of the United States by unconstitutional means." 
Certain of the radical right organizations may well meet 
one or more of these criteria. For example, the Birch Society 
appears to advocate the denial* of constitutional rights by 
force and openly seeks to substitute some other form of 
society for existing democratic forms; to it democracy is 
"merely a deceptive phrase, a weapon of demagoguery. and 
a perpetual fraud." Three of the best known radical right 
groups are predicated upon secrecy: the Birch Society 
keeps its members secret: Hargis, head of the Christian 
Crusade, has announced plans for a secret fraternity with 
Greek letters; and the Minutemen which conduct guerilla 
warfare maneuvers also keeps its members secret. Then, 
too, Birch operates on a monolithic or totalitarian system 
within the organization and other radical right groups 
may also so operate. These organizations have succeeded 
in promoting disaffection and, as in the case of General 
Walker, outright rebellion in the Army. There would thus 
appear to be adequate grounds for holding a hearing on 
one or more of these organizations to determine whether 
they should be listed. It might therefore be advisable for 
the Attorney General to announce at this time that he is 
going to investigate one or more of these organizations 
with a view; to determining whether charges will be filed 
and hearings held on the questions of listing one or more 
of these organizations. The mere act of indicating that 
an investigation will be made will certainly bring home to 
many people something they have never considered — the 
subversive character of these organizations and their 
similarity to the listed groups on the left. To make this 
announcement before the hearings of the Armed Services 
Committee on the muzzling of General Walker might well 
be an additional way to take the offensive against Senator 
Thurmond and the radical right. 

It is not known the extent to which the Federal Bureau 
of Investigation has planted undercover agents inside the 
radical right movement as it has inside the Communist 
Party and its allied organizations. If it has already done 
so, the information would be readily available upon which 
to draw up charges for a hearing against one or more of 
the radical right groups. If the Bureau has not as yet in- 
filtrated these organizations, a longer time will of course be 
necessary to obtain the information for the charges, al- 
though much of the needed information is available through 
public sources. In any event, the announcement of the in- 
vestigation would have an immediate salutary effect and 
the later announcement of the hearing or hearings might 



have an even greater one. It is., not unlikely that these 
"roups will refuse information and otherwise act towards 
ttfe Attorney General'* -procedures just exact fy as ths Com- 
munists have acted in the past. Nothing could better re- 
veal to the public the true nature of these groups than de- 
fiant resistance to their government. 

3. The flow of big money to the radical right should be 
dammed to the extent possible. 

The growing power of radical right propagandists and 
groups is directly related to their expanding ability to 
secure large sums of money. As funds are a source of 
power to the radical right, action to dam up these funds 
may be the quickest way to turn the tide now running in 
their favor. 

Benson's National Education Program, Schwarz' Chris- 
tian Anti-Communist Crusade, Hargis' Christian Crusade 
and William Volker Fund, Inc., -are among the radical ■ 
right groups which are reported to have federal tax ex- 
emptions. It would appear highly doubtful, to say the 
least, that any or all of- these groups properly qualifies for 
a federal tax exemption. Prompt revocation in a few cases 
might scare off a substantial part of the big money now 
flowing into these tax exempt organizations.* 

Then, too, corporate funds are used to put radical right 
views on the air for political rather than business reasons: 
propaganda is peddled far and wide under the guise of 
advertising. H. L. Hunt openly urges big business not to 
rely on contributions to finance the radical right but to use 
their advertising funds. The Internal Revenue Service 
sometime ago banned certain propaganda ads by electrical 
utilities as deductible expenses. Consideration might be 
given to the question whether the broadcast and rebroad- 
-.cast .of- Schwarz' Christian Anti-Communist Crusade rallies 
and similar rallies and propaganda of other groups is not 
in the same category. 

A related question is that of free radio and television 
time for the radical right. Hargis' Christian Crusade has 
its messages reproduced by 70 radio stations across the 
country as public service features, and Mutual Broadcasting 
System apparently gave him a special rate for network 
broadcasts. In Washington, D. C, radio station WEAM 
currently offers the "Know Your Enemy" program at 
8:25 p.m., six days a week as a public service; in program 
No. 97 of this series the commentator advised listeners that 
Gus Hall of the Communist Party had evoked a plan for 
staffing the Kennedy Administration with his followers 
and that the plan was being carried out with success. Cer- 
tainly the Federal Communications Commission might con- 
sider examining into the extent of the practice of giving 
free time to the radical right and could take measures to 
encourage stations to assign comparable time for an oppos- 
ing point of view on a free basis. Incidentally, in the area 
of commercial (not free) broadcasting, there is now pend- 
ing before the FCC, Cincinnati Station WLW's conduct in 
selling time to Life Line but refusing to sell time for the 
UAW program, "Eye Opener." 

In addition to possible misuse of federal tax exemptions 
and the misuse of corporate funds for propaganda ad- 
vertising, it seems not unlikely that corporation funds are 
flowing into the radical right in other and covert ways. 
The President of Schick .Razor Company, for example, has 



made it clear that ;I Dr. Schwarz will not lack for money 
while Vm around." And. finally, there is the big question 
whether Schwarz. Hargis. etc.. are themselves complying 
with tax laws- 
Adequate information on the financing of the radical 
right Gan only come from the inside of these organiza- 
tions! As already indicated, it is not known whether the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation lias undercover agents in- 
side these organizations in the same manner and to the 
same degree as the Bureau has inside the Communist Party 
and other left-wing groups. Similarly, it is not known what 
the Treasurv Department has done in the way of under- 
cover operations to get at tax violations in the financing 
of these organizations. Likewise, it is not known whether 
the Federal Communications Commission has ever assembled 
information on the degree to which the radical right is 
getting free time without comparable expression of the 
opposing point of view. Certainly, there is sufficient public 
information indicating possible tax violations in this area 
and possible violations of FCC policies to justify the most 
complete check on these various means of financing the 
radical right. 

4. The Administration should take steps to end the 
Minutemen. 

Free speech is the essence of democracy, but armed bands 
are not the exercise of free speech. There -is no warrant 
for permitting groups to organize into military cadres for 
the purpose of taking the law into their own hands. 

It is not known whether the Minutemen will grow or 
whether they will fade out of the picture. They do, how- 
ever, represent a dangerous precedent in our democracy. 
Consideration should be given to the question whether 
they are presently violating any, .federal- Jaws .-and. if not. 
to the Federal Government calling a conference of States 
where the Minutemen exist to see what action could be 
taken under state laws. There is. of course, the additional 
possibility, as indicated earlier, that the Minutemen might 
fall within the terms of the Attorney General's list of sub- 



versive organizations. 

5. The domestic Communist problem should be put in 
proper perspective for the American people, thus ex- 
posing the basic fallacy of the radical right. 

The radical right feeds uon charges of treason, traitors 
and treachery. It has its roots in a very real sense in the 
belief of the American people that domestic Communism 
has succeeded in betraying America and threatens its very 
survival. Putting the domestic Communist problem in pro- 
per perspective would do much to expose the basic fallacy 
of the radical riprht. 



, *An additional suggestion in this regard might be considered. 
This would be the feasibility of including in the publicly available 
files of these tax-exempt organizations, their annual receipts and 
expenditures reports wheh can now be obtained only with great 
difficulty. Appropriately organized files available to the public 
would tend to create a little self-enforcement. 



The Administration has inherited an extremely difficult 
problem and posture in this area. Executive and legislative 
speech-writers have automatically maximized the domestic 
Communist menace ever since World War II. The Director 
of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mr. Hoover, al- 
though he made an admirable recent statement concerning 
the radical right, exaggerates the domestic Communist 
menace at every turn and this contributes to the public's 
frame of mind upon which the radical right feeds. Assistant 
Attorney General J. Walter Yeagley, who continues in 
charge of internal security matters, has always maximized 
the domestic Communist menace. There is grave danger 
that the upcoming legal battle between the Department of 
Justice and the Communist Party over registration (par- 
ticularly if there are additional indictments of individuals) 
will itself fan these same flames. 

Each Administration since World War II has maximized 
the Communist problem. It will therefore be no easv task 



for the Administration to turn the corner and take a 
different attitude. But action along this line is necessary to 
contain and in the long-run to roil back the radical right. 
Without minimizing the Communist Party strength or po- 
tential in the thirties and forties, it has no capacity today 
to endanger our national security or defeat our national 
policies. There is no need for a Turther effort to dramatize 
the domestic Communist issue; the need now is to rein in 
those who have created the unreasoned fear of the domestic 
Communist movement in the minds of the American people 
and slowly to develop a more rational attitude toward the 
strength of this movement. Without forbidding dissenting 
officials from expressing a contrary viewpoint (and thus 
evoking charges of muzzling Hoover, etc.). an effort to 
take a more realistic view of domestic Communism by the 
leaders of the Administration would probably cause most 
of the Administration officials to fall into line and even 
some legislators might be affected thereby. Fifteen years 
of overstating a problem cannot be reversed overnight, but 
thoughtful handling can reduce tensions and misconceptions 
in this area. too. 



It would* be the easier course to look the other way anc^ 
say 'that the radical right wilL-- disappear when we solve/ \ 
our problems at home and abroad. But the radical right ♦ 
may, if it is not contained, make it more difficult, if not 
impossible, to solve our problems at home and abroad. 

Efforts to deal with radical right Generals and Admirals 
and Minutemert, investigation to determine whether to list 
radical right organizations, efforts to dam the illegal flow 
of money in their direction, efforts to set the domestic 
Communist problem in perspective — all will evoke im- 
mediate charges of softness on Communism. But this is 
not a problem that can be swept under the rug. The Ad- 
ministration can no more combat the radical right by be- 
ing "tough on domestic Communism" or appeasing radical 
right Generals than the Republican Administration was 
able to fight McCarthyism by its own excesses in this area. 
It is very late in the day to start dealing with these prob- 
lems, but it will never get earlier. 




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in accordance with regulations of the Department of Justice and 
is available for official use only. Therefore, I trust you will 
understand why I am not in a position to comment along the lines^ 
you have suggested and hope you will not infer either that we do 
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Time for Decision 

Faith in God- -Our Answer to Communism 

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4/1/61 LEB Introduction 

Let's Fight Communism Sanely! 

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Could you tell me if you have any information on 
the Church League of America, 422 No. Prospect St. Wheaton, 
Illinois. """ 

Also what information you can give out on the 
National Council of Churches & the World Council of Churches. 

I am a Methodist & take the Magazine - Methodist 
Woman & in the November issue they condemn the Church League 
of America this is mainly the reason I T m interested in finding out, 
from reliable Sources, the correct information on the forementioned 
organizations. 

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by those attending the "Seminars" of Major Edgar C. Bundy in Memphis. The meeting 
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Edgar C. Bundy is the General Chairman of-fcha Qhm^h Losmxe of 
Am£r^ been a Major in the Air Force Intelligence. He is 

SscTaformer-Baptist minister who lectures around the country on communism. Bundy 
is typical of the irresponsible, irrational, "professional" anticommunists who make a/^ 
living put of tpuring the country and charging fees for their lectures. Bundy T s book, /y 
"Collectivism^ the Churches, " is an emotional attack against the National Council or 
Churches of Christ. Bufiles reveal that Bundy has been the subject of an impersonation 
case; howevegg a violation was not established. Recently he has been selling U. S. 
Government documents at a price higher than they cost him. Per R. W. Smith to 
Mr. Sullivan memorandum dated 8-11-61, a letter from Bundy at that time was not 
acknowledged since it was full of obvious falseness and irrational diatribe regarding 
heavy communist infiltration in the clergy. With regard to an earlier letter to the 
Director dated 3-3-61, Mr. Tolson noted: "Nothjng will be gained by writing Bundy. " 
The Director noted: "I concur." J?w $& , r\ , -v* / i>» / 



In 1954, Bundy deliberately tried to mislead the Bureau by attempting 
to get a Bureau speaker, the then Inspector C. D. DeLoach, to appear before a political 
meeting. The scheme was discovered in time to thwart it and the Chicago Office was 
instructed to be most circumspect in subsequent contacts with him. We have received 
frequent citizens inquiries concerning him. c?=a *==* *==> 

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It is not believed, although this Resolution is favorable to the 
Director, that it should be acknowledged in view of the relationship to Major Edgar 
C. Bundy, who may use such acknowledgement in a form of capitalization. 



RECOMMENDATION: 

That the attached Resolution not be acknowledged. 




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December 3, 1964 

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THE DIRECTOR OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, MR. J. EDGAR HOOVER, 
HAS BEEN UNDER SEVERE ATTACK BY CERTAIN GROUPS INCLUDING MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATIONS 
AS A RESULT OF HIS STATEMENTS REGARDING MARTIN LUTHER KING; 
AND WHEREAS: 4. 

TO ARE PERSUADED THAT MR. HOOVER* S REMARKS REGARDING MR. KING WERE TRUE 
AND LONG OVERDUE; 
AND TflHEREAS-- 

WE BELIEVE THAT MR. KING SHOULD BE REPUDIATED BY AMERICANS OF ALL RACES 
FOR HIS RADICAL VIEWS AND LEADERSHIP BEFORE OUR NATION IS PLUNGED INTO A BLOODY 
REVOLUTION. IT IS A KNOW FACT THAT MANY SO-CALLED CLERGYMEN: HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED b7c 
WITH THE COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY IN OUR COUNTEY WHILE THOUSANDS OF THEM ARE IDENTIFIED 
WITH FRONT ORGANISATIONS. AMERICA NEEDS TO KNOW HER ENEMIES. 
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: 

THAT WE AS CHRISTIANS AND PATRIOTS MEETING IN ELLIS AUDITORIUM, SATURDAY & 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28-29, I96I4., MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, HEARTILY COMMEND OUR HIGHLY 
ESTEEMED DIRECTOR OF THE 'V.B.I.'* FOR HIS COURAGE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD STATEMENTS 
MADE RECENTLY AT A LADIES 1 PRESS CONFERENCE, AS REPORTED IN THE NEWS. 
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED; 

THAT WE ASSURE MR. HOOVER THAT WE FULLY AGREE WITH HIS STATEMENTS AND URGE HIM 
TO STAND FAST AGAINST ALL PRESSURE AND TO CONTINUE TO GIVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ALL 
THE FACTS. 



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Dr. Anderson Arbury 

Mrs. William T, Bruckner 

Mr. Edgar C. Bundy 

Mr. Richard M. Dilworth 

Mr. Rogers Follansbee 

Mr. George Ray Hudson 

Mrs. Walter A. Krafft 

Mr. Ellerton Lodge 

Mr. James E. Lyon 

The Rev, Cameron MacKenzie 

The Rev. Victor E. Sears, D.D. 

Mr. Harry N. Stamper 

Mr. Edgar J. Uihlein 

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Honorable J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
U. S. Justice Department Building 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Some of us are getting awfully fed up with the attacks 
being made on your person and that of the Federal Bureau 
of Investigation by people like Fred J, Cook, as seen in 
his latest book and the reprint of a portion of his book 
appearing in "TRUE" magazine for December 1964. 

In case you have not seen the documentation we did on 
Fred J. Cook in relation to a previous incident which 
occurred in July of 1964, I am enclosing a ■ copy of this 
special report which went to every radio station in the 
country and to the major news services, in addition to 
the mailing list of the Church League of America. 

I hope that you will understand that the Church League 
of America has held you and the organization which you 
have built up so wonderfully; over these many years in 
the highest esteem, and has defended the Bureau and its 
Director before public audiences and over radio and tele- 
vision. 

We hope that you will stay on as Director of the F.B.I. 
as long as you find it possible. All true Americans owe 
you a great debt of gratitude. 




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Dear Sir: 

I cannot believe that you have the full background on 
Fred J. Cook whom you designate as 'Prize-winning reporter 
Fred Cook 1 on page 36 of your December 1964 issue of TRUE 
magazine where you begin this story of his attack on the 
F.B.I. 

I am enclosing a special report which we did on Mr. Fred J. 
Cook in relation to other material of his which was used 
by Mr. Samuel Brightman, Deputy Director of Public Information 
for the Democratic National Committee earlier this year* 

We believe that TRUE magazine would like to present the "true" 
picture on Mr. Cook's background to its readers so that they 
can properly evaluate his attack on J. Edgar Hoover and the 
F.B.I. 

We also are enclosing for you a copy of Mr. Hoover's Testimony 
before the U. S. House of Representatives Appropriations 
Committee in which he discusses the story of Jack Levine whom 
Mr. Cook chooses as his prime source of information about the 
F.B.I. This information begins on page 493 of Mr. Hoover's 
testimony on the 1964 Appropriations Bill and continues through 
503. 

This gives a very enlightening picture on Mr. Levine, why he 
was dropped by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and how he 
sought to get back in the Bureau even after he had attacked it. 

Don't you think it would be fair to your readers to print both 
sides of the story? 

Sincerely yours, 



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Edgar C. Bundy 
Executive Secretary 






Arguments of Alger Hiss Apologist 

Used by Democratic National Committee 

To Pressure Anti-Communists Off Air 

Major Public Relations Blunder 
In a National Election Year 



DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE 

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Dear Sir: 



Enclosed is a reprint of an article appearing recently 
in The Nation . 

I thought it would be of interest to you since it is 
my understanding that your station is one of those carrying the 
programs it describes. 

All of these programs have repeatedly attacked the 
candidates, programs and policies of the Democratic Party. 

In view of the coding political campaign I thought 
you should be aware both of the content of these programs and 
the claims for time to which these attacks can make you liable. 



Sincerely yours. 



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Samuel C. Brightman 



A few days ago, during the last week of June, radio and television stations across the country received a strange 
communication from the Democratic National Committee. The letter, reproduced in this issue of News & Views, carried 
the threat that unless certain broadcasts critical of "candidates, programs and policies of the Democratic Parry" were 
taken off the air, there would be "claims for time to which these attacks can make you liable." 




Retreat of the Crusaders 

The accusation by New York City's 
best-known team of crusading reporters 
blew up the biggest journalistic storm 
of the year. 

It broke in the midst of a televi- 
sion talkfest— producer David Susskind's 
weekly "Open End" on WNTA-TV. In 
routine fashion, the TV panel was dis- 
cussing "The Shame of New York," a 
recent 70,000-word expose written for 
the weekly magazine The Nation by 
reporters Fred J. Cook and Eugene 
Gleason of The New York World- 
Telegram and Sun. Then suddenly, Cook 
made a startling allegation: When he 
and Gleason had been digging into the 
city's slum-clearance housing muddle for 
a World-Telegram and Sun series in 
1956, a "high city official" had tried to 
bribe them to "get wise." 

The bribe offer had been made to 
Gleason, who told him about it, Cook 
said. According to Cook, Gleason quoted 
the city official as saying: "What do you 
want? Seventy-five bucks a week, a hun- 
dred bucks a week? We can arrange it. 
We can put your wives on the 
payroll and you won't have to 

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Gleason and Cook: The fat was in the fire' 



do anything for it, just stop looking/' 

Who was this high city official? Cook 
refused to say. But, panelist Gleason, 
who had agreed with Cook to have the 
bribe question brought up on the air, 
added that the official was still active 
in the city administration. 

And with that, as Gleason put it later, 
"the fat was in the fire." The back- 
ground of the two newsmen gave weight 
to their charges. Both mild-mannered, 
48-year-old Fred Cook ("the writing half 
of the team") and burly 32-year-old 
Gene Gleason (the "reporting half") 
had won New York Newspaper Guild 
awards for their work. Cook was a vet- 
eran crime reporter, with fifteen years 
on The World-Telegram. And Gleason, 
though with the paper only four years, 
had earned a reputation as a hard-nosed 
investigator, once praised by his editors 
as "tough physically . . . and mentally. 
No one awes him." 

Retraction: But the next day, when 
the two newsmen were questioned by 
District Attorney Frank Hogan, Gleason 
retracted the whole story. He had made 
up the bribe offer, Gleason was quoted 
as having said, "because I was exuberant 
and carried away/* In a six-page state- 
ment (he left without signing it), Gleason 
took full blame, explaining that Cook had 
only repeated what he had been told. 

The World-Telegram and Sun promptly 
fired both reporters— Cook because he 
had "not told the city desk*' about the 
alleged bribe offer. He insisted that he 



had reported the offer to city editor 
Norton Mpckridge, at a lunch, "a few 
weeks afterward." But Mockridge said 
Cook had told him only about "pres- 
sures ... in the form of job offers and 
favors proffered by one or more press 
agents who were close to City Hall." 
Mockridge added: "He didn't say any- 
thing about a bribe offer. He was just 
talking about little advances made by 
press agents. We laughed about it." 

Wakes But there was no laughter 
last week in The World-Telegram city 
room. "It was like a wake up there," a 
reporter said in describing the morning 
after Gleason's confession. 

Fred Cook stood by the charges of 
corruption he and Gleason had made 
in their Nation article on "The Shame 
of New York." "But," he said, "you know 
people, and how they think. Now they're 
going to say, 'And how can we believe 
these two fellows?* " 

Cook— a sympathetic figure to many of 
his colleagues— seemed bewildered by 
all that had happened. Why had 
Gleason, if the bribery charge was false, 
allowed Cook to bring it up on TV? 
"I've asked Gene several times," Cook 
said. "But somehow it's impossible for 
him to explain." 

David Susskind was also puzzled. "I 
can't think how two grown, mature men 
would do this, would destroy themselves, 
without some pressure being exerted," 
Susskind said. "It seems there's a missing 
link somewhere/' 

Newsweek, December 7, 1959 



The letter, dated June z^ was signed by one Samuel C. Bngntman, identified as Deputy 
Chairman for Public Affairs of the Democratic National Committee, and it was accompanied by a 
reprint of an article that had appeared in The Nation for May 25, 1964. Mr. Brightman rested his 
case on the article. 

All of which may well constitute one of the outstanding blunders in Democratic Party public 
relations in recent years. This was not so much because the communication demonstrated the bla- 
tant way in which political pressure is sometimes used to stifle criticism of politicians. Communi- 
cations media are by now well aware of "managed news." Mr. Brightman made his mistake in rais- 
ing once again the spectre of Alger Hiss. Quite possibly he was unaware of it but his ill-advised 
threat to the broadcasting stations was based on points raised by one of Alger Hiss's best known 
and most vociferous apologists, Fred. J. Cook. Cook has promoted many other projects dear to the 
hearts of communists and the lunatic left general but he is probably most notorious for his efforts 
to, prove that Alger Hiss was framed by the FBI. 

It may safely be assumed that, with a national election at hand, Democratic leaders would 
prefer to let the public forget the way in which many prominent members of the New Deal-Fair 
Deal stood shoulder to shoulder behind Alger Hiss, backs unturned, decrying investigations of the 
State Department's boy wonder as "a red herring ." However, by aligning itself with Fred Cook, the 
Democratic National Committee has opened the way for a revival of the Hiss Case as a subject for 
political discussion in 1964. 

The Nation article circulated by Mr. Brightman, entitled "Hate Clubs of the Air," will be 
considered in some detail further on in this newsletter. However, to provide a better understanding 
of its significance, some preliminary discussion of the author and his contributions to The Nation 
and other publications is necessary. 

WHO IS COOK? 

When The Nation in 1962 published another commie-serving article entitled "The Ultras," 
an effort that subsequently earned the plaudits of The World Marxist Review, it proudly ran this 
brief biography of the author in its June 23, 1962 issue: 

"Fred J. Cook, born in Point Pleasant, N. J., in 1911, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from 
Rutgers University in 1932. After working on various New Jersey newspapers, he went to The New 
York World-Telegram in 1944. In 1959 he resigned to devote himself exclusively to writing. Mr. 
Cook's first 'special' for The Nation was 'Hiss' (1957); there followed 'The FBI' (1958); 'The 
Shame of New York' (1959), 'Gambling, Inc.' (1960), 'The CIA' (1961) and 'Juggernaut' (1961). 
Three of these articles won Page One Awards from the New York Newspaper Guild; a fourth won 
a Sidney Hillman Foundation Prize. Mr. Cook has had ten books published and is now expanding 
'Juggernaut' into a book to be published by Macmillan under the title 'The Warfare State- 
Editors." 

Since The Nation is frequently careless of the truth, an important correction and some 
minor explanations are in order at this point. One may well wonder why anyone should resign 
from an eminently respectable newspaper like The New York World-Telegram and Sun to take 
up with a publication such as The Nation. The fact of the matter is that Cook did not resign as 
The Nation would have its readers believe. He was fired, in a very public and humiliating way, as 
will be explained later. As for the awards, considering the political complexion of both donors, 
this can be explained with the colloquialism, "it figures." 

THE NATION 

This ultra-liberal magazine, which claims to have been founded in 1865, has been noted as a 
leftist organ since the turn of the century. In that period it has had as editors Oswald Garrison Villard, 
Freda Kirchway and, since 1955, Garey McWilliams. 

Never cited by a competent government agency as communist or subversive, it has championed 
many communist causes over many years. 

One aspect of this is set forth in Eugene Lyons' "Red Decade," in which he discusses various 
"liberal" shenanigans in the 1930's: 



"The Americln liberal aberration had its house organ, th^few Republic, which led all 
the rest in avid and undiscriminating acceptance of the myth of Stalin's Utopia. The Nation con- 
tended for the honors but never could master so much brilliant misinformation. The dullish and 
platitudinous stuff of its Louis Fischers, Maxwell Stewards and Freda Kirchweys was not quite a 
match for the New Republic's Bruce Blivens, George Soules, Malcolm Cowleys and outside 
talent. Both journals in these years ran over with superlatives on the Russian theme — even the 
letter columns hummed with hymns." 

The present editor, Carey McWilliams, went to work for the publication in 1945 and 
became editor ten years later. His books include such titles as "111 Fares the Land," "Brothers Un- 
der the Skin," "Prejudice," "A Mask for Privilege," "Anti-Semitism in America," "California: 
The Great Exception," "Witchhunt: The Revival of Heresy." 

Since 1935 and through 1958, Carey McWilliams has been affiliated with more than 75 different 
communist enterprises, scores of which have been cited as subversive by the Attorney General of the 
United States or by other governmental agencies. In many of these his role was in some sort of leadership 
capacity. 

Mr. McWilliams denies that he is a communist although he has been so identified by three wit- 
nesses in testimony under oath before congressional committees. 

In 1958 a Federal court jury in New York found R. Lawrence Siegel, General Counsel of The 
Nation, and his associate counsel, Hadassah R. Shapiro, guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice. The 
two Nation lawyers were found guilty of having destroyed memoranda of meetings between Siegel 
and Harvey Matusow, a turncoat witness in communist trials and Congressional hearings. They were also 
found guilty of having fabricated data and swearing before a grand jury that the material was authentic. 

As The Nation says, Cook's first big job for that publication was in behalf of the convicted 
perjurer who did so much harm to this nation's security. But this was a continuing effort. He wrote 
two other Nation articles in defense of Hiss, plus a book which was an expanded version of the first 
Hiss article in that magazine. This was based on a weird argument which attempted to show that 
Hiss had been framed by a corrupt and vindictive FBI which even resorted to forgery by type- 
writer to railroad the ex-diplomat to jail. 

The original article along this line, titled "Hiss: New Perspectives for One of the Strangest 
Cases of Our Time," appeared in The Nation for September 21, 1957. It received "the full treat- 
ment, with the entire issue devoted to it. The Cook book which elaborated on this theme was pub- 
lished by William Morrow & Co. the following year under the title THE UNFINISHED STORY 
OF ALGER HISS. 

Cook again came to the defense of Hiss, in another Nation article, when he contributed 
"Nixon Kicks a Hole in the Hiss Case," which appeared April 7, 1962. He followed this up soon 
afterwards with "Haunting the Hiss Case" which was published in the May 12, 1962 issue. 

VERSATILITY PLUS 

However, this does not mean that Fred J. Cook writes only about Alger Hiss. His repertoire 
covers an almost incredible range of subjects. He has written about hypnosis, Walter Reuther, 
hatemongers, Sacco-Vanzetti, lobbyists, marijuana, J. Edgar Hoover, iniquitous right-wingers, P. 
T. Barnum, James Hoffa, smog, injustice, our corrupt society, traffic problems, gambling, fish, 
Remington, the Mafia, militarist plotters, Sing Sing, the CIA, Theodore Roosevelt, slave ships, in- 
surance costs, labor, highway deaths, the FBI, community, juvenile delinquency-almost every- 
thing. 

This fantastic outpouring of Cook verbiage started only eight years ago, appropriately 
enough with an article in The Nation, a minor effort called "The Riesel Mystery," and it was follow- 
ed by a piece in American Heritage, dealing with a hero of the (U.S.) Revolution. That same year 
Cook also turned up as co-author of a book on juvenile delinquency. 

While these credits do not indicate the kind of mass production that has since marked his 
work, it must be remembered that he was somewhat cramped then because he was trying to hold 
down a full-time job on The New York World-Telegram and Sun. However, that hurdle was re- 
moved when he was fired from the paper in 1959. He had appeared on a television show, "Open End," 



and had charged that high cijatofficials had attempted to bribe hig^to "lay off" an expose" of slum 
clearance irregularities. ^P A 

Called on by District Attorney Frank Hogan to substantiate his charges, Cook admitted 
that they were false. While The New York World-Telegram and Sun did not like this kind of ethics 
and turned him loose, it did him no harm at The Nation which has its own peculiar standards. 

CHEERS FOR SMEARS 

In October 18, 1958, The Nation's smear of the FBI, perpetrated by Cook, aroused consider- 
able enthusiasm from the lunatic fringe. The National Guardian, another organ pandering to this 
element, and one which has never been accused of deviationist tendencies, published an editorial 
lauding The Nation's enterprise. Following such leads, certain "liberal" writers and. commentators 
took the opportunity to discuss Cook's charges seriously, thus giving the FBI smear further circula- 
tion in legitimate media outside the usual pro-communist circle. 

Another article typical of the Cook approach was that dealing with the Central Intelligence 
Agency. Although the CIA has certain shortcomings it does get under the skin of the Kremlin, and 
it is anathema to all right-thinking "liberals." The Nation therefore saw fit to devote an entire is- 
sue, that of June 24, 1961, to the subject. 

PRIME OBJECTIVE— THE U.S. MILITARY 

It will be recalled that 1961 produced a surprising succession of events concerning our mili- 
tary establishment. Rumors started circulating that military leaders were being muzzled and strict 
censorship was being imposed on their statements and speeches. Any reference to victory over 
communism was being blue-pencilled, as was any mention of the Soviet Union or communism as 
the enemy. 

This was dramatized when Admiral Arleigh A. Burke suddenly resigned after 42 years of 
service, and it was rumored that the outspoken admiral was unhappy over the way civilian censors 
had persisted in slashing his speeches. Then other surprising things happened, things that the 
American people found puzzling, even incomprehensible. 

The film "Operation Abolition" was suddenly dropped from troop training programs. This 
was the motion picture, detested by the radical left, which showed how commie-instigated stu- 
dent riots had disrupted meetings of the House Committee on Un-American Activities at San 
Francisco. Another movie that was heartily disliked by this same element, "Communism on the 
Map," was also banned. 

At about this time a queer publication being peddled to GFs abroad in PX's, called The 
Overseas Weekly, started crusading. This was surprising because up to that point its content had 
been mainly lurid sex illustrations. Indeed, so notorious was the sheet as a sex magazine that it was 
commonly referred to as The Oversexed Weekly. Suddenly, however, it concerned itself with a mat- 
ter of social significance and started hammering at the upper echelon of our military. Primary tar- 
get was Gen. Edwin A. Walker, who had instituted a training course for GFs to teach them some- 
thing about communism. This, screamed Overseas Weekly, was nothing but "Birchism." The April , 
16, 1961 issue of the paper featured this nonsense in large banner headlines: "Military Channels 
Used to Push Birch Ideas." 

Almost immediately, General Walker was relieved of his command. 

While the American public was trying to figure out what was going on, a surprising document 
came to light. Written by Senator J. William Fulbright (D. Ark.), this policy directive had been 
slipped to Defense Secretary Robert J. McNamara, and, implemented in the Pentagon, it had the 
effect of muzzling the military. Later, in the Senate, much was made of the fact that the "Ful- 
bright Memo," as it came to be known, represented a flagrant breach of that body's rules. Other 
Senators made it plain to the liberal Arkansas solon that the conduct of the military was none of 
his business or of his Foreign Relations Committee. 

At this juncture The Worker got into the act. Obviously anxious to help put U.S. military 
leaders in their place so that Khrushchev and his fellow-liberals in this country could get on with 



peaceful coexistence, this offkjal communist newspaper also stayjfed crusading. Its theme was , 
that the military and big bui^pss had formed an unholy alliance^pose aim, apart from capitalist 
profits, was "to overthrow Socialist governments." 

Not to be outdone when the way was made clear, The Nation got busy. An entire issue, that 
of October 28, 1961, was given over to the same subject under the title "Juggernaut: The Warfare 
State." In case you haven't guessed it, this assignment was farmed out to industrious Fred Cook. 
His thesis, predictably, was that our Junkers-type military leaders were plotting to provoke a war 
with the peace-loving peoples of the earth. This war would then give these brutes the opportunity to 
take over the United States and impose a fascist-type dictatorship here. Macmillan subsequently 
saw fit to embalm all this in hard covers under the title THE WARFARE STATE, issued in 1962. 

HYSTERIA ON THE LEFT 

^ A few months later, Cook came up with another of his "specials" for The Nation. This Nation- 
stuffer, another exercise in verbosity, carried the title "The Ultras," and the subtitle "Aims, Affilia- 
tions and Finances of the Radical Right." Here many thousands of words of turgid prose were 
poured forth in an attempt to prove that sinister right-wing opinion-makers, backed by sinister 
capitalists, were force-feeding the American people a lot of sinister, non-progressive ideas. 

To give you a sampling of Cook's handling of a "fact," the following gem appears on page 
580: "Of one thing, it seems, you may be certain: almost any time you flick on your television set 
during the fall and winter of 1962-63, you can be sure of getting a hefty dose of rabid anti-commun- 
ism. You're almost certain to be entertained by pure white Americans of impeccable antecedents 
chasing and defeating the Communist devils ..." 

This kind of statement is likely to prove puzzling to most Americans, whose TV sets appar- 
ently were unable to tune in all those programs that were "spewing" (a favorite Cookism) hefty 
doses of anti-communism all over the airwaves. Certainly all those "liberal" commentators were 
genteel enough in their discussions of communism, and most assuredly those ADA-oriented politi- 
cians said nothing that would annoy the men of the Kremlin. Possibly what Cook had in mind 
were all those old war movies showing Nazi atrocities, with Cook mistaking Hitler's storm troopers 
and gestapo agents for their communist counterparts today. 

Be that as it may, "The Ultras" was well received on the part of the lunatic left. Indeed, 
The World Marxist Review considered it such a masterpiece that it gave the piece a two-page re- 
view. Included in its accolade was the following: "Mr. Fred J. Cook has performed a valuable serv- 
ice by weaving into one special issue the spider-like web of the Ultra-Right which has penetrated 
almost every crevice of U.S. political life." 

The writer of that piece of prose got a bit fouled up in his rhetoric, but this may have been 
something he picked up from reading "The Ultras." Unfortunately he neglected to say specifically 
for whom Mr. Fred J. Cook had performed "a valuable service," but since The World Marxist Re- 
view bills itself as "The Theoretical and Information Journal of Communist and Workers' Par- 
ties" it may be safely assumed that the beneficiaries are not the people of these United States. 

KUDOS FROM THE KREMLIN 

However, it took an article entitled "The Corrupt Society" to hit the Kremlin jackpot. So 
well regarded by the communist leaders was this Afa^orc-Cook portrayal of the rottenness of Amer- 
ican life that New Times devoted more than two pages to a review of it. This is recognition indeed, 
for this Moscow-published Communist Party organ is important in setting the party line. 

This is what New Times got out of Fred Cook's essay on the crookedness and corruption 
that Cook found in American life: 

"In the world of so-called 'free enterprise' it is jungle law that reigns. There is only one free- 
dom there, the f redom to get rich at any price, by any means,. the freedom of the moneybags to 
trample the laws of their own country. 

"A fish begins to rot at its head. . ." 

Having thus served his country, Cook busied himself with various writing chores. New York 
Times Magazine readers were treated to his ideas on water, murk, smoke, smog and taxpayers, and 



for 77*e Nation he obliged Ah the lowdown on Hoff a and lobMKsts. However, he failed to pull 
any more brass rings, like tfflEccolades from New Times and TMStforld Marxist Review, until the 
Democratic National Committee saw fit to promote his article "Hate Clubs of the Air." Curious- 
ly, this latest effusion by Cook is essentially the same stuff that he wrote about in "The Ultras," 
which won the plaudits of The World Marxist Review. Once again Cook was Right-baiting, but this 
time it was Brightman that took the bait. For the fact is that The Nation and Fred Cook have put 
Mr. Brightman and the Democratic Party squarely behind them in their efforts to force off the 
air all anti-communists. 

BILL OF GOODS 

How was it possible to sell this bill of goods? On the face of it, "Hate Clubs of the Air" was 
only a minor exercise. Even The Nation saw fit to give it only four pages, and that in an issue that 
was duller than usual, if such a thing is possible. 

The only theory that may explain what happened is that someone was able to work out a 
variation of the old communist swindle known as "the amalgam." Here's how this dodge works in 
simplest form. John Doe, an honest and sincere American, is seriously disturbed by the actions and 
utterances of a group in his community. He writes a letter to the local newspaper criticizing the 
things that are going on, though he refrains from calling the group communistic. His charges are 
never answered but soon the newspaper starts getting letters about John Doe. They charge him 
with being ignorant, stupid and probably crazy. Further, he is described as anti-Semitic, anti- 
Catholic, anti-Negro and a fascist. There may even be threats that the paper will be sued if it pub- 
lishes another letter from him. No more letters from poor John Doe are set in type. 

The Democratic National Committee may have been made a party to a gigantic amalgam 
maneuver, probably without realizing it had been taken. 

"HATE CLUBS OF THE AIR" 

What was in this Nation article that caused the Democratic National Committee to go to 
bat for it? At the outset Cook, an inveterate viewer with alarm, breathlessly informs his readers 
that "right wing fanatics" are engaged in a "blitz." They are "spewing out" thousands of broad- 
casts every week and these broadcasts are "casting doubt on every President since Herbert Hoov- 
er." 

Having worked up the more emotional readers of The Nation to a point where they are in 
a mood to cast out radical right devils, Cook gives them another charge. 

"It looks as if this nation were seized with a virulent pox," he informs his readers, now pre- 
pared for the worst. What brought on this epidemic? Old Doc Cook provides the answer, right 
straight from the test tube. The source of the infection is "the enormous concentration of wealth 
arid power in the hands of a few egocentric reactionaries like H. L. Hunt and J. Howard Pew." 

Possibly because the enormity of what he is imparting is too much for him, Cook becomes a 
bit incoherent at this point. He provides no details of his charge, to explain how all the Hunt-Pew 
millions are made to spew hate out of millions of loudspeakers, but the picture is clear enough to 
any follower of The Nation. They know that that isn't oil that is being pumped north from Texas. 
Those pipelines are stuffed full of money, and it's being emptied into the pockets of a lot of un- 
worthy people who don't believe in the same aims and ideals that Fred Cook and his pals on The 
Nationholddear. 

Indeed, there can be no argument on that score. People who are associated with what Cook 
and his fellow-thinkers call "hate clubs" do have different values. Not one has ever been lauded by 
Moscow's New Times, by The World Marxist Review or even the lower-case organ of the screwball 
left, National Guardian. But then none of these people attempt to portray America as commun- 
ists like to visualize it, corrupt and rotten, and ready to fall into their eager hands. That takes a 
Fred J. Cook. 

Cook's particular targets in "Hate Clubs of the Air," are Twentieth Century Reformation 
Hour, Howard Kershner's Commentary on the News, Dan Smoot Reports, Manion Forum, Amer- 
ica's Future, Christian Crusade, Independent American, and Church League of America. 



"The tie that binds," Co^darkly hints, "seems to be that of ife John Birch Society." Not 
is. Cook doesn't like to pin thin^ftown too tightly. Seem to be is a ^fyenient weasel phrase that 
gives him an easy loophole, in case anyone should ask for proof. However, a phrase like that is good 
enough for anyone with the mentality of a leftist-intellectual. Such astute types get the picture 
without trouble, and can actually see rich old John Birch in there with rich old H. L. Hunt, J. How- 
ard Pew and a lot of other Texans wearing silk hats and spurs as they shovel money to hate- 
mongers so they can keep on spewing. 

Midway through his essay, following some familiar cliches about Birchites, Cook makes an 
abrupt switch to the assassination of President Kennedy. Since this is highly educational in show- 
ing Fred Cook's delicacy and restraint in certain areas, study the following closely: 

"Immediately after the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, there was a 
temporary revulsion in America against the doctrines of hate. National leaders, the clergy and 
spokesmen for sanity in many walks of life emphasized that when fanatics tear down the image 
of the Presidency and foment doubts about the loyalty of the nation's most exalted public figure, 
they create a climate of hate and unreason in which the unstable inevitably are incited to violence. 
This was so well understood that Thomas G. Aaron resigned as chairman of the Kentucky Young 
Americans for Freedom, saying: 'I am now satisfied that the climate of political degeneracy and 
moral hysteria masquerading as "true Americanism" bears substantial culpability for the murder 
of the President of the United States.' " 

Please don't get the idea that Cook put it that way, instead of saying that a communist 
named Lee Harvey Oswald murdered the President, because that might have offended a lot of 
Nation readers. Obviously his reluctance to do so was because he feared that such a reference 
would only serve to arouse more hatred, and how can you have peace and disarmament if you don't 
trust the communists implicitly? 

The real culprits, the ones who are deserving of the concentrated hatred of all right-thinking 
people, are pinpointed in the next paragraph. Cook carries on: 

"Ironically, in the weeks immediately preceding his assassination, one of President Ken- 
nedy's principal concerns had been this wholesale spawning of hate. The columnist Marquis Childs 
reported on October 10, 1963, that the President, in talking with an old and trusted friend, had 'un- 
burdened himself with considerable bitterness on the subject of top-bracket taxpayers and the 
tax-exemption they use to spread propaganda of the extreme Right.' 

"But not even the tragedy of Dallas could move or deter the merchants of hate. . . " 

One can only gather from this sorrowful portrayal that Lee Harvey Oswald spent all his time 
listening to such people as Dean Manion, Rev. Mclntire and Dan Smoot. After getting thoroughly 
spewed he decided to invest in a mail-order rifle. If that is the story we trust that Cook has given 
all the particulars to the Warren Commission where such information would assuredly get a sym- 
pathetic reception. 

After showing how right-wingers whipped up, or spewed, enough hate to make them respon- 
sible for the President's assassination, Cook sets forth a veritable hash of all the things that all the 
so-called "hate clubs" oppose. Readers, particularly readers with a Nation mentality, may be for- 
given if they get the impression that each person listed is opposed to everything that all of them 
collectively dislike. 

Using this same kind of writing gimmick, one could compile an interesting list made of the 
things disliked by such diverse left-wingers as Gus Hall, Carey McWilliams, Jessica Mitford, Dr. 
Willard Uphaus, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Harry Bridges. A composite list of their dislikes 
would probably be far more interesting than that placed in evidence by Fred C. Cook. 

Cook concludes "Hate Clubs of the Air" with a peroration that it's high time somebody did 
something about the hateful right-wingers, and he suggests that the job ought to be turned over 
to the Internal Revenue Service. That is a good gambit if you want to put the utmost pressure on 
someone or something you don't like, but meanwhile Cook has the Demcratic National Committee 
pulling his chestnuts out of the fire. (And don't think for one moment— licensing procedure being 
what it is-that a letter like that of Brightman's is likely to be thrown in many wastebaskets with 
appropriate comments about people who aren't aware of freedom of speech. ) 



If this united front ti&The Nation and the Democratic riSaonal Committee can pressure 
off the air the few conservative voices that may still be heard, Cook should get not just a few more 
pages in New Times but a Lenin Peace Prize. He will have earned it fairly. 

However, let it be understood, Fred J. Cook apparently is no communist. Indeed, there is no 
record that he has ever been identified with any communist front. Which is strange indeed when one 
considers his repeated performances in behalf of projects of the greatest strategic importance to 
international communism. Cook is the prototype of the people Georgi Dimitrov had in mind when 
he said: 

"A university professor, who without being a party member lends himself to the interests of 
the Soviet Union, is worth more than a hundred men with party cards. A writer of reputation, or a 
retired general, are worth more than 500 poor devils who don't know any better than to get them- 
selves beaten up by the police. Every man has his merit. The writer who, without being a party 
member, defends the Soviet Union, the union leader who is outside our ranks but defends Soviet 
international policy, is worth more than a thousand party members" 

THE INFLUENTIALS 

The truth of this is apparent from what has been said here about various articles written by 
Cook. This is not because The Nation has a large circulation; indeed, its circle of readers is rather 
small. But, like the Communist Party in this country, it has a greater influence than its numbers 
would indicate. 

It should be pointed out at this point that The Nation, like Fred Cook, has never been 
cited as communist. However, as the Tenth Report (1959) of the California Senate Fact-Finding 
Committee (page 186) said: 

"There is little need for the Communist Party to finance propaganda publications when a 
magazine like The Nation, or one published in California like Frontier, will attack the FBI, sup- 
port the communist fronts, editorialize sympathetically in behalf of witnesses that appear before 
legislative committees, and generally parrot the party line for nothing." 

Such a publication earns, and gets, the loyal support of the ultra-left. Members of this 
lunatic fringe who hold forth on the nation's campuses do considerable volunteer missionary work 
in behalf of The Nation, by quoting it and referring to it as though it were a veritable well of wis- 
dom. Left-wing clergymen, using it to back up their own opinions, leave the impression that it is 
a highly reputable publication. This sort of plugging over the years has given The Nation a reputa- 
tion for soundness and objectivity that is hard to find in much of the stuff that it publishes. 

Unfortunately for Americans generally, the Cook articles benefit from this type of promo- 
tion. In many classrooms and parish halls, Cook's diatribes against agencies and individuals who 
are trying to fight the communist menace are discussed sympathetically and sometimes accepted 
as correct by those who are not familiar with the facts. 

His leftist ideas get further exposure when, as has been mentioned earlier, "liberal" column- 
ists, book reviewers, radio-TV commentators, editorial writers and others pick up one of Cook's 
theses and elaborate and improvise on it to suit themselves. 

An excellent example of this can be found in the magazine Science, for November 16, 1962. 
Under "News and Comments" there is a lengthy discussion of Cook's book THE WARFARE 
STATE which had been developed from the Nation article "Juggernaut." It shows in graphic detail 
how the propaganda contained in the book was spread in ever-widening circles: 

"This is the sort of stuff," said the writer, "that might easily be expected to arouse skeptic- 
ism, but the reviews— outside of military, quasi-military, and right-wing journals— have generally 
ranged from courteous to enthusiastic. TheNew York Times said, for example, that Cook 'was 
perhaps a bit too shrilP and had failed to prove that the military-industrial process exercised any 
illicit power in government, but the reviewer, who covers the Defense Department for the Times, 
was by no means harsh. In the Saturday Review, former Congressman Charles 0. Potter warmly' 
embraced Cook's thesis, describing it as 'timely and fully documented.' He added that "it indicts a 
number of our leading citizens, principally military and industrial leaders, on charges of selfishly 



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and recklessly changing our na^K from a peace-loving democracy SBo a state bent on a holy war 
to extend the capitalist system/ " 

Note how the leftward-leaning ex-Congressman Potter used the opportunity to make the 
point to a different audience (Saturday Review readers) that our leaders are "bent on a holy 
war." 

So it goes. 

COOK AND THE COMMISSARS 

However, if Cook's outpourings are popular with the far-out leftists in America they are 
even more highly regarded by the propaganda commissars in the peace-loving countries behind the 
Iron Curtain. The reason is obvious, Cook and the commissars see eye to eye on so many things. 

They agree that it would be better for all concerned if the FBI and the CIA closed shop 
and stopped their meddling. They are in accord in their belief that Comrade Hiss got a dirty deal. 
They are in harmony in thinking that U.S. military leaders should be made to realize that it is wick- 
ed to consider the possibility of war, particularly with peace-loving communists who just want to 
coexist. They are in agreement that Americans by and large are corrupt and decadent, and the 
American system is utterly heartless and cruel. 

Since the communists always think well of thinking that closely matches their own, they 
look upon Cook with something akin to admiration. Official communist publications speak well 
of his handiwork and on occasion they have even circulated his words of wisdom to the great Rus- 
sian people. 



Georgi Dimitrov advised the Lenin School of Political Warfare how to make use of innocents and 
dupes in these words: 

"As Soviet power grows there will be a greater aversion to Communist parties everywhere. So we 
must practice the techniques of withdrawal. Never appear in the foreground; let our friends do the work. 
We must always remember that one sympathizer is generally worth more than a dozen militant Commun- 
ists. A university professor, who without being a party member lends himself to the interests of the Soviet 
Union, is worth more than a hundred men with party cards. A writer of reputation, or a retired general, are 
worth more than 500 poor devils who don't know any better than to get themselves beaten up by the 
police. Every man has his value, his merit. The writer who, without being a party member, defends the 
Soviet Union, the union leader who is outside our ranks but defends Soviet international policy, is worth 
more than a thousand party members." 

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WHAT MAKES FREDDY COOK? 

Trying to understand a person's motives is always difficult but it makes for interesting 
speculation when the person concerned does things that are incomprehensible to most people. Why, 
for example, did Cook stand up before a TV camera and tell a nationwide audience a story that 
he later had to admit was a lie? 

This pathetic performance had one touch of unconscious humor. Here was a fellow who had 
written a Nation "special" telling about things that were supposed to be wrong in the FBI. Presum- 
ably he was an expert on crime and skulduggery, yet he apparently lacked the elementary knowl- 
edge of his subject to know that he would surely be called on to substantiate his wild charge that 
city of ficials were trying to bribe him. 

People looking for motives often assume that money is involved. This is unlikely in the case 
of Fred Cook. His books are not the kind that make authors rich, and The Nation, on the face of it, 
is a hand-to-mouth operation. (After all, The Nation isn't getting any of that wealth being tossed 
around by rich Texans!) 

Presumably, Cook writes the sort of stuff he does because he likes to. It is possible that he be- 
lieves what he writes, too. 

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One thing is certain— l^ias a special talent for writing thJ^nd of stuff that appeals to the 
ultra-left, and this probably explains why The Nation repeatedly gives such prominence to his 
/'specials." . 

This can be understood if one considers the mentality of many who make up the lunatic 
leftist element in this country. Under a veneer of sophistication, usually microscopic in depth and 
acquired from a few of the right "courses" or from some "recommended reading," ihese people are 
essentially simple. They like to see things in black and white— good guys and bad guys— and they 
have a way of looking for simple solutions to complex problems. It is also characteristic of these 
simple folk that they have a penchant for packaged thinking, so long as their mental pablum is 
dispensed under acceptable labels. 

To these mentally underprivileged, The Nation and New Republic, to cite just two, are labels 
that inspire trust. And even though the stuff in the container is the verbal equivalent of Chief Red 
Nose's Old Kickapoo Balm, it is gulped down eagerly with nary a hiccup. After all, didn't Professor 
Plotz recommend it? And didn't the Rev. Mr. Jones say it would cure those dizzy spells? 

Knowing that the people who are addicted to such stuff like to have things presented to 
them in black and white, writers of the Cook school oblige by using liberal quantities of chalk and 
charcoal. The Alger Hisses and the William Remingtons come up "whiter than white," to quote a 
well known advertising phrase. Business men, generals and anti-communists are creatures of dark- 
ness. 

Conflict between them is of course necessary, but the plot is always the same. Essentially 
as simple as the plot of a TV western, it apparently satisfies the readers. For, while they persist 
in taking a conspiratorial view of history, past, present and future, it would never do to confuse 
them with anything complicated. 

The bad guys get together to plot some dastardly crime. The good guys try to prevent it but 
since the bad guys control everything, including even the marshal, it's the good guys who get toss- 
ed in jail or lynched. "Good guys," of course, by leftist standards. 

SOUND RIDICULOUS? TRY READING IT SOMETIME. 

What is difficult to understand is why the Democratic National Committee would mail such ridiculous ravings 
from such ridiculous sources to the radio and TV stations of this country. 

Was it done out of a feeling of desperation, or fear of a "Conservative" revolution? 

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Fred J. Cook's customary writing style, at least when writing for The Nation, makes liberal 
use of innuendo, half-truths and distortions. There is also an apparent lack of originality, evident 
in the repetitious use of the cliches and hackneyed phrases that mark the literature of the left. 
However, this may be because Cook is aware that Nation readers have become conditioned to ster- 
eotypes and may be expected to react to them whereas a fresh or different idea might confuse 
them. 

Intentionally or through carelessness Cook Has a lamentable habit of identifying those he 
dislikes so that readers are likely to get a distorted picture of them. This is done through such de- 
vices as making the term "right-wingers" synonymous with "hatemongers" so that bona fide anti- 
communists emerge in the reader's mind as vicious and unprincipled people, no different from 
those who actually do deal in hatred. 

An interesting aspect of Cook's work is the way in which he exploits its cash potential. An 
article becomes a book, and a major article is broken down into its component parts and peddled as 
separate entities. Much of the material in "Hate Clubs of the Air," for instance, is highly remini- 
scent of his lengthier "The Ultras." Of course there is nothing unethical about this but it is appar- 
ent that, like a smart meat packer, Cook wherever possible makes use of his by-products. Indeed, he 
goes Swift and Armour one better since even the squeals are used in his salami. 

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In a recent issue of Coimkrattack, the well known anti-conJ^mist newsletter, some of the' 
shortcomings of "Hate Clubs oHne Air" were discussed. Referring Wuook's mention of Dr. How- 
ard Kershner, whose commentary on the news, produced by the Christian Freedom Foundation, is 
carried weekly on 362 stations, Counterattack cites an interesting bit of background. Dr. Kershner 
was in Moscow several years ago where he talked with an official o£ the Soviet Ministry of Culture 
in his office. ,. 

"In a handy bookcase," reported Counterattack, "the official showed Dr; Kershner a num- 
ber of volumes written by American social planners. He boasted that the words in those books gave 
Soviet leadership absolute assurance that the United States would be led into the communist 
camp by people who dominate this nation's thinking." 

Which explains why Dr. Kershner is doing his utmost to keep the American people from 
being misled, and why the misleaders are anxious to discredit Dr. Kershner. 

Cook, according to Counterattack, erroneously identified Gene Scudder as a Life Line com- 
mentator from Washington. It has been a long time since Scudder broadcast out of Washington 
for the organization. Also, by merely calling him "a former federal employe," he glossed over the 
significant fact that Scudder is a former official of the FBI. 

The Church League was mentioned in Counterattack as follows: "He [Cook] manages to 
speak calmly about The Church League of America, Wheaton, Illinois, which has seventeen stations 
in eight states. But if the League continues to respond, as expected, to the enlightened and courage- 
ous leadership of Major Edgar Bundy the time may come when the coalition may wish to see Cook 
wringing his hands with more anguish over this and other resurgent manifestations of America's 
spiritual as well as patriotic rebirth. There was a time when the coalition thought its undercover 
agents had sabotaged the Church League of America." 



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addressed to the editor of TRUE magazine, which 
published Fred J, Cook's vicious attack on you 
in summary form. 

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of reply sent by Douglas S. Kennedy, Editor, to 
all those protesting TRUE ? s publishing of this 
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Dear Sir, 

Thank you for informing TRUE about your reaction to 
our December book condensation, The FBI Nobody Knows by 
Fred J* Cook. Ve paid close attention to your letter, 
because we can only find out what our readers think of 
TRUE when they take the trouble to "talk back" to us in 
their letters. 

We believe that TRUE, an American magazine, serves 
and strengthens America by being ready and willing to 
subject Federal institutions to scrutiny. With "big 
government" getting bigger year by year, it is more 
important than ever that we remember that no government 
official or government agency can ever be "too big" to be 
criticized. That is an American tradition. A magazine or 
newspaper that fails to live up to that tradition is no 
better than the slavish publications on the other side of 
the Iron Curtain. Because the FBI plays such an important 
role in our national life, and because Mr. Cook's facts were 
well-documented and fully substantiated, we considered it 
in the public interest to print a condensation of his book. 

By the same token, we have published the views of such 
notable conservatives as the late General Douglas MacArthur, 
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, Senator Barry Goldwater and 
Ralph de Toledano whose book, "The Greatest Plot in History", 
TRUE subtitled "How Russia Really Stole our Atom Secrets" 
and published in July, 1963« Surely you didn't protest 
when we published those men? 

Another man named Hoover — the late, respected 
President Herbert Hoover — put it as well as we can: 
"Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions 
is a foundation stone of American liberty." 

Thank you again for writing. 

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to you in regard to tfred J« Cook* 8 article appearing 
ill December TRUE; but t ire can see that you have received 
so many letters of protest that you have had to pat out 
£ form letter, end have been unable to dictate personal 
replies because of the volume received* 

However* your letter does not answer the documentation 
which we sent to you on Fred J. Cook* a qualifications. 
We do not objeot to freedom of expression, but we bm<» 
liave it i a only fair that you properly identify Hr. 
Cook ee that your readers een avaltiata batter the 000* 
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frying to elassify »*% Cook* a liter#ry works with those 
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Toladano is spurioue argument to may *&e least* 

Hone of these men has been exposed ae « public liar by 
the Hen York press, Hewsweek Magazine and Diet riot 
Attorney Frank Hog an » ae was done in Mr. Cook's ease* 
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from a major newspaper because of promoting faleeheods* 
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•piracy # whose edit ore have supported Red causes over 
a period of decade*, 

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and fully substantiated/ yoa are not stating the truth* 
Mr* Hoover exposed Mr. Cook's main source of attack before 
a oommittee of the United States Cong re as in detailed 
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EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 
Edgar C. Bundy 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Dr. Anderson Arbury 

Mrs. William T. Bruckner 

Mr. Edgar C. Bundy 

Mr. Richard M. Dilworth 

Mr. Rogers Follansbee 

Mr. George Ray Hudson 

Mrs. Walter A. Krafft 

Mr. Ellerton Lodge 

Mr. James E. Lyon 

The Rev. Cameron MacKenzie 

The Rev. Victor E. Sears, D.D, 

Mr. Harry N. Stamper 

Mr. Edgar J, Uihlein 

Dr. Bob Wells 

Mr. Judson P. Wetherby 

Mrs. H. Dillon Winship 

Mrs. Gladys Zuidema 



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18 December 1964 



Publications Department 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
U. S. Justice Department Bldg, 
Washington, D. C. 

Gentlemen: 

We would appreciate being placed on your 
distribution list to receive those publi- 
cations which are for public consumption f 
such as the Annual Report of the F.B.I, 
and letters to all law enforcement agencies. 

Back issues for the last four years would be 
appreciated. 

Enclosed is a brochure entitled, "What Is The 
Church League of America?", which tells of our 
work. We are most enthusiastic supporters of 
the F.B.I, and Mr. Hoover and have been for many 
years . 




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ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF LAYMEN: Mrs. J. Walter Larkin, Mr. Ira E. Westbrook, Mr. Edwin L. Wiegand 
ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF CLERGY: Rev. Cameron MacKenzie, Rev. Herman Often, Rev. Victor E. Sears 



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Thank you for your letter of February 4* 




With reference to your request, I regret ««<«, 

with long-standing policy, 1 am unable to comment concerning the 
statement enclosed with your communication. I am sure that you 
can understand my position in such matters. 

I appreciate your favorable remarks eegarding my 
speeches, and it is good to know that you find them of newsworthy 
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he inquir ed concerning Major Bundy and SAU, Tampa, personally contacted 

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P.O. BOX 5795 • 639 W. CENTRAL BLVD. • ■pLANDO, FLORIDA • PHONE 241-6543 




February 4, 1965 



Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

Director 

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This week Major Edgar C^^Bundx* who was identified 
here in Orlandd-^^ajT^ 11 ^^ the Communist 

infiltration in the Western Hemisphere* spoke to a group 
of citizens under the sponsorship of a local minister ! s 
group known as "Citadel of Freedom* 1 * 

Because Major Bundy chose to quote you in length, 
I thought you v/ould be interested in his comments. I 
feel there were many innuendos in his statements, but 
naturally I don ! t expect you to comment unless you 
would care to comment on his remarks. 

I would appreciate your comment, however, on that 
part of his speech quoting your answers to Congressman 
Cederberg. Particularly, since Major Bundy prefaced 
the testimony by saying w You/ don't find the related 
churches in the City of Orlalndo who criticize Dr. 
(Carl) Mclntire or myself wfcuen we come to this city 
even letting their congregations know that this 
testimony is available. I think you can understand 
why after we read it. 11 

I heard it and read it and can't understand why 
the churches in Orlando would be opposed to their 
congregations knowing such testimony is available. 



On another subject, we have been receiving copies 
of your speeches and find them very newsworthy. Although 
we cannot quote from them in great length we do use 
portions in our news and editorial comments and 

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STATEMENTS OP MAJOR EDGAR C. BUNDY, SPEAKING IN ORIANDO 
FLORIDA MONDAY. EVENING, JANUARY 25, . 1965 AT THE CHERRY 
PLAZA HOTEL. SPONSORED BY THE CITADEL FOR FAITH AND 
FREEDOM, MAITLAND FLORIDA — REVEREND ARTHUR FROEHLICH 



(MAJOR BUNDY ) 

"We are going to turn right to the man who for 1+7 years 
has been the director of this country's internal security -- 
namely, Mr. John Edgar Hoover - the Director of the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation. 

Now they may attack Mr. Hoover if they want. They may 
call him an extremist, an ultra-super-hyper-far-rightist — 
but, Mr. Hoover, I think most Americans will agree, is a 
creditable source and most fair-minded Americans will stop, 
look and listen when this man talks about the state of this 
country* s- internal security. 

Now you see, one of the things totalitarianism feeds on 
is ignorance. y I ! ve had thousands of refugees from behind the 
Iron Curtain come to me as a military intelligence officer and 
as head of the Church League of America, and they have sat 
down and\ talked with me and they said ! If*we had had an FBI 
or a House Committee on Un-American Activities or a Senate 
Internal Security Committee, in our countries. to reveal to us 
those people within our midst who are working to destroy us 
and turn us over to the enemy from- without. If we had had 
these revelations by such organizations our countries today 
would be free. But we were not told while 1 it was happening, 
what was happening, and you Americans ought to thank God for 
an FBI, a House Committee on Un-American Activities and a 
Senate Internal Security Committee' 1 •" 
( BUNDY CONTINUED ) 

"Might I say to you on the authority of the headd of 
these various organizations that I have mentioned that ii> 
the year 1965 all three are under the most vicious attack 
in the history of these organizations. 

Now, Mr. Hoover annually appears before a committee of 
the ffiissi Congress which does not investigate Communism. It 
is the most powerful committee of the Congress called the 
House of Representatives Appropriations Committee -- because 
it appropriates all monies for the functioning of the Federal 
Government. What is Mr. Hoover doing before this committee 
annually? He is called upon to justify the request of the 
United States Justice Department, of which he is a department, 
or section, for increased operating funds for the running 
of. the FBI. And before, this committee of the Congress he 
gives some of the most powerful testimony on what's happening 
inside this country from the security standpoint which you 



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would ever hope to read anywhere. But the tragedy Is, that 
for. some reason or other,, the guardians of free expression, 
the public press, the national magazines, radio and television, 
do not seem to deem this testimony Important enough to carry 
it to the American people. Only a few hundred copies of this 
testimony are printed because it T s contained in a volume 
between 600 and 700 pages including testimony of the Depart- 
ment of Commerce, the Department of State, and other govern- 
ment related agencies asking for appropriations.. These 
volumes are available only for Congressional staffs and the 
members of these committees and are not printed by the 
Government printing office for general distribution. The 
testimony of the FBI Director is kept under wraps until such 
a day as the Bill on appropriations comes up. on the floor of 
the House for consideration and debate. 

It may be that Mr. Hoover testifies in March or in April 
and the Bill may not come up for consideration until July or 
August of the same year. But when it, is released the Church 
League of America receives two complete copies of this volume 
on the Appropriations Bill from two members of Congress — 
one of whom is a Democrat ftJum Florida and one of t which is ^ 

a Republican from the State of Michigan. We take' the section f 

aA Mr. Hoover f s testimony — do not 'add a word or subtract 
a word — rather we have it photographed on offset printing /^ 

process by our printers and then distribute it all over the 
United States to those people who will stop, look and listen. 
We feel that we have to do the job that the responsible media 
of communications in this country Is not doing.. 

, Now, let T s turn to Mr, Hoover's testimony given 1 in 1961 ' 
on what is called' the 1962 Appropriations Bill. Here it is: 

( BUMPY QUOTES MR, HOOVER ) 

1 Some 200 known or suspected Communist front and communist- 
infiltrated organizations are now under investigation by the 
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"Now, I'll interpose here to say that these are in 
addition to those that have already been investigated, and 
listed by government agencies ... these are brand new." 

( BUNDY QUOTES MR. H00S1R AGAIN ) 

"Many of these front are national in scope, with chapters 



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In various cities throughout the United States. They represent 
transmissions belts through which the Communist Party furthers 
its conspiratorial designs.. I&ey/the Communists have infiltrated 
every conceivable sphere of activity — youth groups, radio, 
television, motion picture Industries, church, school, educational 
and cultural groups, the press, nationality minority groups and . 
civil and political units. Some celebrated, self-styled pacifists 
and some men of wealth and prominence have sometimes been 
unwitting, but' some times knowing political shills and stooges 
of decAtt for communist manipulators." (END OF QUOTE) 

( MAJOR BUNDY ) 

"If you examine that paragraph in detail you will find that 
Mr. Hoover includes every major phase of American life as having y 
already been p^netrated by the Communist conspiracy. And, when 
he says the church has, he's not quoting from Carl Mclntire. 
He Is, stating this as the Diredtor of the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation. Why is ±t then when Dr. Mclntire makes this 
statement and quotes from this source that the liberals start 
smearing Dr. Mclntire. They know better than to smear the 
Director of the FBI because ' there are millions of Americans 
who still have faith in him. It's much easier to smear someone 
s who merely quotes Mr. Hoover than to smear Mr. Hoover himself. 

Now one other portion from this '61 testimony — it's on 
the National Council of Churches. You don't find the related 
churches in the City of Orlando. who criticize Dr. Mclntire 
or myself when we come to this city even letting their 
congregations know that this testimony is available. I think 
you can under-stand why after we read it." 

( BUNDY QUOTES CONGRESSMAN CEDERBBRG ) 

'Mr. Director, I just wonder if you can give any explanation ( 
as to why so many organizations - I do not hesitate to name one 
of them - the National Council of Churches — why are some of 
the heirarchy of these, organizations so naive to the threat posed 
by Communism in this country? 1 

t\ ( BUNDY QUOTES MR. HOOVER'S REPLY ) 

*Mr. Congressman, I thihk It is due to the fact that they 
have not fully informed themselves as to what the facts are. 
Many people have the idea .that communism is not a serious threat 
because the movement is numerically small In this country. 
Its numerical strength Is one thing but we must judge' it by 
its fanatical, dedicated and disciplined membership. Most non- 
Communists are not disciplined, fanatical believers in the 
therseom practice of American Democracy as are the Communists ! 

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( BUMPY QUOTES MR. HOOVER'S REPLY CONTIMTED ) 

in their thinking. Such erroneous thinking often resulfeife 
in a great deal of harm. Particularly in many organizations 
where the practice is followed of having the rank and file 
elect delegates to represent them at conventions without 
exhibiting a sufficient degree of alertness to determine 
the beliefs of their chosen representatives* f 

(EMD OF BUNDY QUOTING MR. HOOVER)